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Old 11-25-2010, 01:11 PM   #31
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My kids & I play a game to see how many in a row we get. We even have a golf score clicker tied to shifter and keep track on short trips and then continue on next trip until someone doesnt wave back. Then it starts all over again. The highest number we have in a row is 6.

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The Jeep wave is mostly alive and well in my neck of the woods. I was 2 for 2 when I was out and about last night!

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Old 11-26-2010, 12:40 AM   #35
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Back in the day, only true Jeepers bought & drove Jeeps. Nowadays, Jeeps are built with all the modern amenities people want & expect in every automobile, like: tilt, cruise, nice sterios, traction control, rear window wipers, remote entry, power windows, brakes, steering, hard tops, air bags, buzzers, bells, & whistles up the wazoo.

Many folks buying Jeeps today don't camp, hunt, fish, explore outside city limits, off road or heaven forbid hill climb. They don't own a nice set of tools or understand the pride one can feel by joining a family of awesome outdoor enthusiasts.

I wave at the Jeeps off road, but the ones in the city, not too often. Mostly only if it's all beat up or lifted. They always wave back. And yes, the JKers wave back the least.

Here's to all you true Jeepers: punk:
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Old 11-26-2010, 01:07 AM   #36
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I wave to all TJ's and older body style including CJ's and Willys Jeeps. I will not INITIATE a wave to a JK because I rarely get one back, however if the JK waves at me, I will wave back. Why snub a JK owner who actually knows and understands the JEEP wave...seems hypocritical since that's exactly what we b*tch about...Jeepers who don't wave when waved to.
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Old 11-26-2010, 04:06 PM   #37
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wow i actually had a JK wave back today.

i like to modestly consider myself a true jeeper, and, 07XMan2Door, you said it best.
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Old 11-26-2010, 05:23 PM   #38
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I wave to all TJ's and older body style including CJ's and Willys Jeeps. I will not INITIATE a wave to a JK because I rarely get one back, however if the JK waves at me, I will wave back. Why snub a JK owner who actually knows and understands the JEEP wave...seems hypocritical since that's exactly what we b*tch about...Jeepers who don't wave when waved to.

Hypocritical is exactly what you are. You make yourself sound like a pompous ass as well.
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Old 11-26-2010, 05:26 PM   #39
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Back in the day, only true Jeepers bought & drove Jeeps. Nowadays, Jeeps are built with all the modern amenities people want & expect in every automobile, like: tilt, cruise, nice sterios, traction control, rear window wipers, remote entry, power windows, brakes, steering, hard tops, air bags, buzzers, bells, & whistles up the wazoo.

Many folks buying Jeeps today don't camp, hunt, fish, explore outside city limits, off road or heaven forbid hill climb. They don't own a nice set of tools or understand the pride one can feel by joining a family of awesome outdoor enthusiasts.

I wave at the Jeeps off road, but the ones in the city, not too often. Mostly only if it's all beat up or lifted. They always wave back. And yes, the JKers wave back the least.

Here's to all you true Jeepers: punk:
"True" Jeepers tend to stay away from the chrome as well? Didn't you have a TJ before your JK? I hope that's not what you are referring to as a true Jeep.
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Old 11-26-2010, 05:26 PM   #40
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wow i actually had a JK wave back today.

i like to modestly consider myself a true jeeper, and, 07XMan2Door, you said it best.
Quite often we aren't sure that a YJ is a Jeep.
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Old 11-26-2010, 05:31 PM   #41
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I wave to all TJ's and older body style including CJ's and Willys Jeeps. I will not INITIATE a wave to a JK because I rarely get one back, however if the JK waves at me, I will wave back. Why snub a JK owner who actually knows and understands the JEEP wave...seems hypocritical since that's exactly what we b*tch about...Jeepers who don't wave when waved to.

Do you think only those other than JK owners posted in your prayer request thread? Want to discuss hypocritical now?
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Old 11-26-2010, 05:36 PM   #42
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The day I bought my JK two jeeps waved at me. I figured it was the thing to do, just like on the bike. My wife and I wave at all Wrangler that we see, sometimes when we are in the stupid car.
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Old 11-26-2010, 05:46 PM   #43
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However, I barely get waves back from other JKs and I know they see me
I don't even bother with JKs anymore. I get waves from TJ, CJ and fellow YJ owners.

I've concluded the following about JK owners:

1) They're too cool or,
2) They don't know or don't care because it's their first jeep

Now, these probably don't apply to the JK owners on this forum because if you love your jeep enough to be a member of a forum, you probably get it and wave.
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Old 11-26-2010, 06:07 PM   #44
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I don't even bother with JKs anymore. I get waves from TJ, CJ and fellow YJ owners.

I've concluded the following about JK owners:

1) They're too cool or,
2) They don't know or don't care because it's their first jeep

Now, these probably don't apply to the JK owners on this forum because if you love your jeep enough to be a member of a forum, you probably get it and wave.
What is your method of identifying JK owners as being members of WF? I' just curious so that I can be prepared next time I see a YJ.
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Old 11-26-2010, 06:19 PM   #45
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I'm glad I found this thread. I've only had my first Jeep a week and thought people were giving me the finger (I wasn't looking for waves and only saw them in the corner of my eye).

I didn't know there was a Jeeper "wave," so my apologies to those of you I flipped off in retaliation. My bad.

Of course, I'm joking, but I really didn't know about waving.
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Old 11-26-2010, 06:28 PM   #46
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Of course, I'm joking, but I really didn't know about waving.
This is the EXACT reason you should wave to all Jeeps. Once it happens a few times they catch on! I always try to wave but sometimes I miss one. Maybe I was actually concentrating on driving for a change. More than once I've missed a wave and figured they would now think JK's never wave.
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Old 11-26-2010, 06:30 PM   #47
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Now, these probably don't apply to the JK owners on this forum
All I meant was there are a lot of JK drivers who don't wave, however this doesn't necessarily apply to JK owners on WF because they probably know about waving. I was giving you JK guys here some credit.
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Old 11-26-2010, 06:32 PM   #48
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I'm a new Jeep guy - had mine a bit over a week now, and i've noticed the Jeep wave.

I groaned at first because i had a Harley a couple years ago ---- i thought "Oh no, not the waving thing again !? "

Some of us out there just dont like to wave that much ---- doesn't make me a bad person. But if someone waves at me, i'll definitely return it
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Old 11-26-2010, 06:46 PM   #49
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"True" Jeepers tend to stay away from the chrome as well? Didn't you have a TJ before your JK? I hope that's not what you are referring to as a true Jeep.
So you're saying my JK isn't a true jeep? Pound sand bro.

I guess I didn't get the "Chrome Memo" when I purchased my Jeep.

I can post my planned outings on the forum so you can stay home on those days, heaven forbid should you accidentally get a glimpse of my wheels & grill & ruin your entire weekend, month, year or entire life.

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Old 11-26-2010, 07:44 PM   #50
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Just got a JK ( ) and looking forward to all the waves. Surprisingly I got very few back. I was getting ready to quit feeling like maybe no one does it anymore, but I'll keep trying after reading this thread
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I bought a Jeep. A JK Jeep too. Its got big fat tires, chrome rims and looks cool. Until I seen this particular Jeep, I never had any interest in Jeeps whatsoever.

Who cares.

I am now a proud Jeep owner. The day I bought it, I got my first wave and knew right then, owning or driving a Jeep, was "A Jeep Thing." Loosely translated, "A Family Thing."

If you pick and choose who you wave to based on the year, model, or how many others wave back, you are already contributing to the dying tradition so many other Jeepsters have established before us.

Yesterday, today, or tomorrow.....what have you done to preserve tradition?

Save the wave!
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Sorry, not a big waver. I've been a biker for 40 yrs also and not a waver....

I will return a wave though...It's just me.......
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Old 11-26-2010, 08:54 PM   #53
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So you're saying my JK isn't a true jeep? Pound sand bro.
Just giving you a hard time since you were trying to define a "true" Jeeper. If I recall you're a TJ convert aren't you? If case you haven't noticed I also drive a JK.

My first Jeep was a CJ7. I absolutely dispised the Wrangler so I get the whole hate the JK thing. There's one major difference however. The YJ was a less capable off road vehicle than the CJ. It was made to appeal to the masses and behave better on the roads. The sad truth is that without it the CJ/Wrangler vehicle would not have survived.

The JK on the other hand, as was the TJ before it, is a much improved vehicle both on and off the road. That makes all the bitching and moaning seem petty and full of jealousy. Even JK owners are not immune to this disturbing trend. They are putting down the new interior of the 2011. Just wait until the crap hits the fan with the new engine.
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Jeeps are awesome and unique vehicles whether it is a CJ, YJ, TJ, JK, whatever. Some people like chrome, that's cool. Some people like coils, I like leaves. Some have 4 cylinders, some have 8. some have dana 35s, some have ford 8.8. some wave, some don't. Jeeps are diverse, just like people.

If you love your jeep, you're a "jeeper". It's that simple. One person may have only replaced the serp belt, one person may have totally rebuilt his/her jeep from the ground up. The passion is the same. If I see a jeep broken down on the side of the road, I'll help him or her whether I get a wave or not.
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I noticed something today that another Jeeper waved at me by just putting his hand up to the drivers side window, I wouldn't have noticed it if I wasn't looking for the wave...
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Old 11-27-2010, 01:32 AM   #56
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Here in Arkansas, I wave at every Jeep (give a thumbs up to all the Jeeps) or every 4x4 vehicle, and I usually get them back. All the CJ/YJ/TJ guys enthusiastically wave back and most JK guys wave back but it's a delayed wave, kind of like "oh s*#%, I should wave back at that guy" just my observation. I think overtime the JK owners will all know.
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If a fellow jeeper doesn't wave back, I follow the person back to their house and slash their tires, pillage their house, and smack their children around. Those jerks...

No, but really. Chill out.
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I wave when I can. Sometimes when turning in heavy traffic with one hand on the wheel and the other on the shift lever. I have a hard time watching other cars and where where I am going. Watching for another Jeep coming or in another lane is taxing.
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Jeeps are awesome and unique vehicles whether it is a CJ, YJ, TJ, JK, whatever. Some people like chrome, that's cool. Some people like coils, I like leaves. Some have 4 cylinders, some have 8. some have dana 35s, some have ford 8.8. some wave, some don't. Jeeps are diverse, just like people.

If you love your jeep, you're a "jeeper". It's that simple. One person may have only replaced the serp belt, one person may have totally rebuilt his/her jeep from the ground up. The passion is the same. If I see a jeep broken down on the side of the road, I'll help him or her whether I get a wave or not.

Well stated there Sir.
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In San Diego we get a lot of waves when in the Wrangler and even a few when my wife drives her Patriot

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