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Old 08-10-2007, 06:04 AM   #31
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Found this on another site, and I think someone posted something similar here before. I personally feel they call it the Jeep wave and not the Wrangler wave for a reason. Your call #12 but I agree with OC. It's also fun to wave like a maniac at the people around here simply to see the look on their faces. Some wave back, some show a particular hand gesture with a finger, and some try to get as far away from me as possible. Hang out the door for emphasis and just think about how long they will be trying to figure out if they know you are if you are just crazy.

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.

Rule 1:
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.

Rule 2:
Be the first to wave. Don't wait, just wave.

Rule 3:
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.

Rule 4:
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!

Rule 5:
When you are the recipient of a wave, return the wave.

Rule 6:
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.

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Old 08-10-2007, 06:36 AM   #32
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Old 08-10-2007, 10:07 AM   #34
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so basically i reserve the right to wave to whomever i want, or whatever jeep i want. like it was said earlier, there are quite a few stuckup, JOs around here, 16 17yo brats, i just dont feel they have earned the "wave" to me its a sign of mutual respect, that of witch they have yet to earn
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You must know everyone in your town if you think they haven't earned your respect yet. =P
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so basically i reserve the right to wave to whomever i want, or whatever jeep i want. like it was said earlier, there are quite a few stuckup, JOs around here, 16 17yo brats, i just dont feel they have earned the "wave" to me its a sign of mutual respect, that of witch they have yet to earn

I wave at every Wrangler I see. If they don't wave back, well boo to them, no skin off my back. If someone waves at me, regardless of what they drive, I wave back. Its not like this is some sort of HUGE insult if someone doesn't wave back. Don't be a prick. Just wave.
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Old 08-10-2007, 09:21 PM   #37
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Took a lady out for dinner in the Jeep. We met another Jeep and they waved ,I waved back. She says" Do you know them ?" I said no. Then she asked why I waved back. I pointed to the windshield sticker. " Its a Jeep Thing, You wouldn't understand." She just said " OKAY "
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Old 08-11-2007, 01:08 PM   #38
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You must know everyone in your town if you think they haven't earned your respect yet. =P
ah, no, its quite the opposite. not sure what type of reasoning your using. respect is earned, its not a participant ribbon.
not saying i dont wave cause i do, i just was wondering what the general consenses was on acknowledgement, of libertys and other stock "4x4". it seems to be a mix of opinions
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ah, no, its quite the opposite. not sure what type of reasoning your using. respect is earned, its not a participant ribbon.
not saying i dont wave cause i do, i just was wondering what the general consenses was on acknowledgement, of libertys and other stock "4x4". it seems to be a mix of opinions
My reasoning is that it seems you were saying that just based on someone's age they didn't deserve your respect. Correct me if I read that wrong. I don't know how someone can earn your respect if they are just driving by in a Jeep/4x4.
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Old 08-11-2007, 07:05 PM   #40
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People read into this too much, if they wave you wave back its called being nice. You dont have to wave at them if you dont want too. Thats your deal, its just nice.

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Old 08-11-2007, 07:07 PM   #41
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The real crux of the whole matter is that you don't have to wave at anyone. It's not that big of a deal. Has nothing to do respect, just acknowledging their choice to drive a cool ass jeep.


***see Lev agrees with me since he beat me to the post.
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Old 08-11-2007, 07:42 PM   #42
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I firmly believe in earning respect because of the career I'm in, but I also think everyone deserves at least the respect of being a human in general. If that means making a kid feel good about getting waved at then I am in.

I deal with rich brats here also and they are usually only brats because of their parents or the way they have been raised, but thats another issue IMO.
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Old 08-12-2007, 06:16 PM   #43
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it was just a question and it has nothing to do with being a jerk, its an acknowledgement of one jeeper to another much like harleys and vetts. i was just wondering if libertys applied, thats all, you all took this and ran with it
dont for get about the HUMMERS!

Odhinn, what is your profession?
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Old 08-13-2007, 05:18 AM   #44
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Odhinn, what is your profession?
Work for the railroad. I developed my beliefs about the value of Human life and giving basic respect after having to clean up a few scenes and the front of several locomotives. Long story short, when a train is involved everything else looses if you know what I mean.
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Sorry I waited to long to add this.

Amazing what happens as we age and go through different situations that certain careers throw at us. At work I would rather have someone treat me with the respect I have earned then to like me. If respect is earned then the job get done more efficiently and without emotional interference.

I hope I made some sense it's way to dang early.
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Old 08-15-2007, 03:48 AM   #46
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Sorry I waited to long to add this.

Amazing what happens as we age and go through different situations that certain careers throw at us. At work I would rather have someone treat me with the respect I have earned then to like me. If respect is earned then the job get done more efficiently and without emotional interference.

I hope I made some sense it's way to dang early.
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Old 08-15-2007, 12:56 PM   #47
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exchanged waves just the other day with a liberty owner.. had the same jeep club sticker. The liberty had mild lift/black steel wheels/31's or 32" tires. they can wheel too
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Old 08-17-2007, 04:22 PM   #48
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That happend to me too when I'm driving my wife's pathfinder and I c an other wrangler I start a wave forgetting that im not driving the jeep,and she laught at me and the person on the wrangler some times wave me back or sometimes they look at like WFK u r in a nissan hahaah
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Old 08-17-2007, 04:35 PM   #49
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#12, between this thread, and the tat thread, I am getting a very distinct picture of you. There are people that acknowledge each other, for where they are in live, and the choices they make. That is all the jeep wave is, an acknowledgement of like interest. Same reason a biker waves to another biker. If we start to have conditions to this, it becomes a snobbish quest. Like you ride a honda, and because I am on a Harley, your not worth me wasting a wave too. GET MY POINT!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-19-2007, 11:10 AM   #50
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While at Camp Jeep I watched a guy trying to take a picture of his significant other and 3 small children. Offered to take a picture with him included and he gladly agreed. After the picture he told me this was their first Jeep and Camp Jeep. Also said that everyone he met that weekend had been very helpful. That's the way it SHOULD be. I also ride a motorcycle and wave to every brand of bike on this planet. I also wave to Jeeps when I'm riding the bike and get a lot of stares. If people don't return the wave I figure they didn't have enough time or don't know the secret handshake yet. Wave to every Jeep and return evey wave. Consider it a cost fee courteous communication.
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Old 08-21-2007, 01:32 AM   #51
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#12, between this thread, and the tat thread, I am getting a very distinct picture of you. There are people that acknowledge each other, for where they are in live, and the choices they make. That is all the jeep wave is, an acknowledgement of like interest. Same reason a biker waves to another biker. If we start to have conditions to this, it becomes a snobbish quest. Like you ride a honda, and because I am on a Harley, your not worth me wasting a wave too. GET MY POINT!!!!!!!!!!!!
got your point, its a matter of opinion really so, its dealers choice, get my point?
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You have to take into consideration that sometimes, people just don't notice. I am a little fanatical/ocd about it. I can be on a 6 lane interstate and see a Jeep coming the other direction a full 6 lanes over, and I still wave. Most folks don't seek out Jeeps. When I drive, I always have my eyes open for Jeeps and always wave. I don't get upset if I don't get one back. Either they just don't know the deal because no one ever informed them, don't care, or didn't see me. Either way, I wave at EVERY Jeep, because when I do get that wave back, it always puts a big smile on my face and gives me that warm fuzzy feeling. Don't be a prick and not wave. Keep waving and perhaps they will catch on. We are no better than anyone else just because we know the wave/mod our Jeeps/ect. It isn't hard to do. Just wave.
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its not the jeep that your waving to, Its the outdoor lifestyle(jeeps, trucks, motorcycles) that your waving to so wave to everyone that you want to
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Old 07-11-2008, 12:46 AM   #54
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I wave at anything that I like.

Porsche 944 turbo? you get a wave.
'64 carmen gia? you get a wave.
Jeep Jeepster? you get a wave.
Local Alfa Romao club? you get one too.


Why? because I like that they like what they do. And I like to think that my wave helps them understand why we here on Wrangler forum do what we do.

It's not just a Jeep thing, we just call it that to hide our obsession.
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I will wave at other jeeps. Although most owners just drive them without a clue of the enthousist aspect of owning a jeep. I usually look at ones with obvious aftermarket modifications before I wave. I dont plan on doing alot to mine, but I do want to do a little to make it stand out some. It was the same deal when I owned my camaro. Most owners were 16 year old girls with no clue what they were driving or some guy in his mid life crisis that only bought it because it was a sports car with no clue what it is capable of and no drive to modify it. Unless it had a loud exhaust making the ground shake and some meaty tires on the back then I usually didnt pay them any attention because they were clueless to what they drove.
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I wave at everyone but I'm fat and ugly and need all the friends I can get.
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Old 04-13-2010, 12:41 PM   #57
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when i was growing up my grandfather had a 79-80 cj-5 renagade with the v8 that he had completely restored from the frame up he had it for years and we got into and out of some real nasty places with it. That was when i was first introduced to the jeep wave even though i wasnt aware of it at the time.
I always heard him swearing at it and then my dad right behind him saying "well its a jeep" so naturally after learning my lesson about wannabe sports cars and the "explorer phase" i became determined to buy a jeep i looked on edmunds.com to see what i was about to get myself into and had saw where someone had "experianced the jeep wave" not knowing any better i thought i had something to do with the way they rode lol... hmm sorry about the life story but yea they wave im gonna wave back and if ive got my mind on it ill wave first.. so do it or sell it lol
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That's why I'm one of those who waves to wranglers and waves back to the rest if they wave to me. At least I don't have the bewildered "who the hell are you?" look on my face anymore.
This is me to.. I wave at all stock Jeeps that wave to me first, only because lots of stock jeep owners are not aware of the wave. My buddy has a XJ with a 3" lift and 31's and gets his feelers hurt when wranglers don’t wave back. I generally wave to all modded jeeps.
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got your point, its a matter of opinion really so, its dealers choice, get my point?

Explain how someone you pass on the road, maybe once in your life, earns your respect??

The whole wave thing is ridiculously funny to me...'grown ups' getting bent out of shape if they arent waved to in their vehicles.

Amazing.....
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Its all just being friendly I get waves all the time no matter what Im driving mostly from older people just being friendly. Around here its a small town so we all know or know of the person thats waving but it just feels nice to wave and get waves.

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