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haynes vs. chilton\'s

which do you prefer? i have both, but seem to use the haynes more? what are your preferences?

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Re: haynes vs. chilton\'s

I've always been partial to Chilton, I haven't looked at a Haynes in quite some time, but it seems years ago when I tried them, they just seemed to general on the info they provided. That may have changed now, but I still buy Chiltons manuals.

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Re: haynes vs. chilton\'s

I've reached the point that the only thing I refer to the books for is wiring diagrams (haynes) and bolt torques if it's an important bolt.(haynes)
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[img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img] I like the HAYNES for the all-important wiring diagrams. Haynes is pretty good with gear boxes too. My most treasured books are the ones I got from "dorfs" factoree dealership service manuals on trannys and t-cases.[img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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Re: haynes vs. chilton\'s

I heard somewhere that Haynes and Chiltons are both made by the same company. Not sure if this is true or not. I'm not really partial to either. I think they both suck in their own special way. I'll open one up and read what it has to say, then open the other and compare. Usually they're both somewhat similar, but usually one has a better way to do it. Lately I've been using my Chiltons more.
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Re: haynes vs. chilton\'s

I prefer the Chilton's. Just seems to be more informative than the Haynes. What sucks about both is neither have a TJ specific manual. Chilton doesn't even make one, and Haynes throws in a few sentences about the TJ with few illustrations. I just don't feel like forkin out $100 for a TJ factory service manual.
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Re: haynes vs. chilton\'s

i have the 1980 jeep factory service manual for mine and it is the best. they are kinda pricy but they have everything in them.
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