yeah its pretty scary but I have also visited other cities like Minneapolis Minnesota and Austin Texas I haven't really been there that long but enough to to miss home, I don't think I'll leave I mean I am a huge Bears and White Sox Fan and I do attend the games one must just be careful about the crazy kids out there. I guess I'll leave if I get a job offer somewhere else and the pay is better.
I guess I'll leave if I get a job offer somewhere else and the pay is better.
Keep in mind in many other places the price of living there is way lower then chicagos also.. I personally would like to go into north california or somewhere there.. not too hot not too warm and dry.. In here the other day was 70 degrees with like 85-90% huminity.. it feels like you are in a pool
The Arizona contingent, and southwest Jeepers in general, seem to have missed the most important aftermarket mod of all - Cactus-spine scratches known as Arizona Pinstripes. These should be worth at least as much as mud, PLUS, they don't wash off!
Here it is hit or miss. I wave also at the Jeeps I see. In my neighborhood I was really surprised to see how many Jeeps there were. So it kind of surprises me that wave backs are maybe 3 out of 10. The further out of town the margin increases to 6-7 out of 10. I have yet to be the receiver of a wave. I may have missed it but so far I've not caught one. As for the ones who have waved back the majority are Jeeps that have some kind of mod. Nothing big but something. Like a set of KC's or Hella up front. It may be a small light bar over the windshield. Sometimes nothing more than than 31 inch mud terrains. JK's may wave back in other places but I've not seen it here. I know they've seen me because they look at me like I've just been realesed from the nuthut. All this from a smile and a wave. Then again this is Houston.
2006 TJ - Warn bumpers front and rear - KC Slimlites - 2" bb - 1" bl - 31x10.5 BFG A/T's - and a few ideas.
Well you guys answered a bunch of my questions as to why ppl wave at me. I always return the wave. But if someone followed me to a gas station, I'm always packing, so watch out. LOL that's not normal... I don't think.
Yes it is normal and you should be used to it as a biker.
BTW, if you get into modding your ride then expect to be followed and checked out, Jeepers love to check out other Jeepers mods.
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I live in chicago.. Here we have a lot of "gangsters" and "cool" !selfish! "people".. Many of whom think if you spray paint your rims and flip them around will look really cool and people will like you.. The other half of the people are sleeping behind the wheel.. or putting on makeup or talking on the phone or at last just not focusing.. I've owned a jeep for the past 4 months and i gotta tell you i've waived to every single Wrangler i've seen and have gotten a wave ONLY 1ce which was from a tuned jeeper (god bless you man you made my day).. By tuned i mean something that is in somewhat way different than stock.. even a sticker does the job for me. No offence to stocks but living here in chicago just plain sucks.. (again i'm 18 and still living at paternts house but the first good chance i get i will love to move away where people have something other on their mind than being "cool" and "rich")
I feel ya; I get pissed every day because I wave and wave and get none back. I hate to quit so I keep at it. & I'm gonna give you a bit of unsolicited advice. I know what its like to want to leave town and find someplace that's hopefully better. If you want to do it, do it! Make a plan and do it. For me, it was joining the Coast Guard for a couple years. I'm not saying that is for everybody, but you can find a way. You're young and you got a jeep, you can go wherever you like. I love the beach myself, but I live in the mountains go figure.
here in EP, if they have the top fully closed, sides on, doors mounted and windows fully up with the AC blowing, the wave is not returned. Everyone else goes out out their way to say "hey man, nice jeep!"
#3 is my favorite:
Owning, registering, insuring, or driving a Jeep implies knowledge of and intent to abide by the following rules. Failure to obey the rules may result in your being ignored by other Jeep owners as you sit along the side of the road next to your stalled vehicle in a blizzard surrounded by Saturns, Yugos, and Hyundais.
Definition: The Jeep Wave
An honor bestowed upon those drivers with the superior intelligence, taste, class, and discomfort tolerance (exception to 97 and newer Jeep owners) to own the ultimate vehicle - the Jeep. Generally consists of either a raised hand waving or 4 fingers extended upward from the steering wheel, but may be modified to suit circumstances and locally accepted etiquette.
Examples of commonly accepted modifications:
Top off: One handed wave above windshield or outside body tub.
Top off during blizzard: Shiver and nod, hands may remain frozen to steering wheel.
Southern/rural locations: No wave, just a nod.
1. All Jeepers are responsible for upholding the tradition of the Wave. It seems that generally the Jeep wave is only practiced by Jeep owners driving the following Jeep vehicles; CJ, YJ, TJ, JK.
2. All Jeepers are required to return the Wave even if it's a Grand Cherokee or Compass.
3. Do not EVER wave to Hummers, even if you know the person.
Guy 1 is driving his Jeep and sees another Jeep so he gives the Jeep Wave. Guy 2 waves back.
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I hate being left out when I'm out and about during the day working, driving my company work van while my jeep sits at home waiting for me, and I see two jeepers pass eachother by and wave or flash fog lights. ...i wanna be part of it!
Jeepin' Wave Rules
These rules are an attempt to make it easier to facilitate the mandatory wave when coming in contact with another vehicle of the Jeep nature. Though there are several variations of the waving rules, the following were designed as an easy to remember guideline for when to wave and who should wave first.
If you are a driver or passenger in a Jeep vehicle, and you come in contact with another occupied Jeep vehicle you should wave. If the vehicle is not occupied, the wave is optional.
Be the first to wave. Don't wait, just wave.
Be forgiving. Sometimes the occupants of the Jeep receiving the wave are not paying attention, distracted, or are paying attention to driving. We all know how you can get lost in the euphoria of driving a Jeep and forget about the outside world.
Wave vigourously. When cruising at 55mph towards a vehicle going 55mph it is sometimes difficult to see the 'over the steering wheel' wave. Get that hand out and make it seen!
When you are the recipient of a wave, return the wave.
Sometimes Jeep owners forget they are not in their Jeep and wave by habit. When occupants of non-Jeep vehicles wave, returning the wave is optional, but usually a good idea.
Btw the other day I checked the oil on my wrangler and noticed it needed about a quart? I owned a Honda before and never did that..are jeeps different? Cause being 4 by 4? Or is there a bigger problem? My jeep is a 4 cylinder tj...pls anyone advise...I only have like 62,000 miles on it