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Old 08-25-2011, 05:29 PM   #421
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I just got my first Jeep last night, a YJ. I did not know about "The Wave". I know the Harley riders have their own version of this. Is the Jeep wave performed in a certain fashion, or is it just more of a general acknowledgement?

Yes, there is a secret wave to it. It's only revealed after a certain, umm, initiation ritual. (snicker) Guys, he wants to do it. Get your equipment together and let's meet to talk about this.


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Old 08-25-2011, 05:31 PM   #422
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Damnest thing... I get my Wrangler, and suddenly, I don't see another one for several days at a time.

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Old 08-26-2011, 02:16 PM   #423
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Not true at all!
it is! lol. even my gf notices it.
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:02 AM   #424
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I saw the BEST wave the other day from a couple in their TJ....top and doors off... and they must have a signal they "go" on because simultaneously they wave their outside arms AND legs out the vehicle. LOL...I loved it! Props for the enthusiasm! Kind of refreshing after miles and miles of non-waving JK's....they must all think I'm just super-friendly, oh well...leading by example in the ATL ::wave::
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Old 08-28-2011, 12:15 PM   #425
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I wave to all jk's but not to the stock ones with big wide shinny chromed out 20" rims. They get the finger! But all others get a wave sky high out my widow! Well no windows or doors or top but way out there!
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ok im used to jeepers not waving back or not paying attention but today i was driving around enjoying the weather with the top off. I saw an old guy driving a jeep with top off and doors off so in my head i figured oh good this guy will actually wave. He had the trifecta! Older gentleman so he has to know about the wave. He had the top and doors completely off so he knows how to enjoy a jeep somewhat and then he was sporting a sweet pair of aviators, just awesome. Much to my dismay when i drive right up to him and give him a huge wave all i get is the most evil look and a head shake and its not a good head shake its like the one your dad gives you when you disappoint him........... my jeep wave confidence just plommeted............. today was a sad day
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Old 08-28-2011, 04:30 PM   #427
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WOW!!! That's so rude =(
I wonder what people think when they see me driving my brand new rig that has the doors and top off...
I've been waving up a storm and have more mobility to be visible with it, and it's like I'm getting less responses now. I don't get it.
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Old 08-29-2011, 06:36 AM   #428
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Any jeepers in the Miami fl area getting waves? I have tried and the people down here just stare at me. Lol. Miami is a tough community.
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Old 08-29-2011, 07:09 AM   #429
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Its funny I have been driving my new JKU around and I mostly get waves from young folks the older Jeep drivers I wave at but they usally don't wave back???
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Old 08-29-2011, 10:51 AM   #430
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I have 94 yj, I wave to all jeep and only a handful wave back. I noticed that the JK owners don't wave back as often. Come on it's just a friendly jester.
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Old 08-30-2011, 06:44 PM   #431
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I am a new jeep owner. I have been waving at every jeep I see. I'm still not feelin the love from the local jeepers. I am driving JK, but you would think they would be glad to see someone in a JK trying to get the wave going.
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Old 08-30-2011, 07:22 PM   #432
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I wave to all jk's but not to the stock ones with big wide shinny chromed out 20" rims. They get the finger! But all others get a wave sky high out my widow! Well no windows or doors or top but way out there!
AWESOME !!!

I might have to steal that for my signature.
I try to wave if I see all jeeps driving by, even though i know 60% of the time I might not get one back. I don't always see them which is why i say try. The other day I didn't see one til it was right next to me and he initiated, so I waved last minute and pretty much behind me and almost drove right off the bridge. There should be a safety class on the wave.
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It is very important if you have a knowledge about Jeep. Not only that you should have a knowledge about every vehicle.......
It is very important.....
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Old 09-01-2011, 02:19 PM   #434
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I noticed a few things about the wave.

1. Soccer moms and dads rarely wave no matter how tricked the Jeep .

2. The wave rarely works during commutes to and from work .

3. Waves are rare inside large cities .

4. Waves are rare in rich tourist areas like Aspen or Miami .

5. Waves are less frequent by percentage in areas where Jeeps are too common like the Rocky Mountains .

6. Waves are much more likely to occur on weekends

7. Waves are more likely in rural areas and red states.

8. I have noticed In rural areas of OK , MT and ID, that any truck/SUV receives a wave in addition to the standard Jeep wave .
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in west virginia, i would say about 90% of the jeep owners wave. not really the JK owners, unless its tricked out.

and i have a tendency to not wave at the JK owners that only have stock everything. IDK they jsut dont seem to into it.

i also noticed the more HARDCORE jeepers (like this guy who has his whole YJ like rhino truck bed painted, with NO doors, NO back seat, bikini top, american flag wind jammer, and 33's. and he drives around with a military hat, the kind that ate a big circle). well anyways, that guy just death stares me.

my wave with windows up:
2 finger lift off wheel

wave with windows down or off:
2 finger point out the side of the mirror.



I had a BNIB (Brand new in box , other forum talk) silver JK drive by, all stock, and the driver didnt wave, but the passanger mockingly waved. Like the big crazy anoyying wave, and i just GLARRED him down lol
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Old 09-01-2011, 05:50 PM   #436
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I noticed a few things about the wave.

1. Soccer moms and dads rarely wave no matter how tricked the Jeep .

2. The wave rarely works during commutes to and from work.

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My feeling is that a lot of this has to do with the idea that human beings are naturally not supposed to live in large city environments, or the lack of waving is a survival strategy because you can't be waving all day. Croc Dundee probably figured that out not long after he got to NYC. It is why I want to leave the city at times. It's too overwhelming, and I think that waving to Jeepers is a way to ID each other and weed everyone else out. Kind of like waving to everyone in the back country with the exception of rich car drivers/chauffeurs. I would say it's one way to return us to the custom of waving at people we identify with.
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It's funny to me that people on here pick on the JK owners as non-wavers.

I guess it really depends on where you live if the wave is popular or not, or even known at all.

In the NYC area, very few people wave, no matter what year Jeep they drive. If I get back 2-3 waves out of 10 waves, that's pretty damn good! And most of them have been JK's!!!

I can't believe I wasted a minute out of my life responding to this thread!!!

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Old 09-04-2011, 11:16 PM   #438
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in west virginia, i would say about 90% of the jeep owners wave. not really the JK owners, unless its tricked out.

and i have a tendency to not wave at the JK owners that only have stock everything. IDK they jsut dont seem to into it.

i also noticed the more HARDCORE jeepers (like this guy who has his whole YJ like rhino truck bed painted, with NO doors, NO back seat, bikini top, american flag wind jammer, and 33's. and he drives around with a military hat, the kind that ate a big circle). well anyways, that guy just death stares me.

my wave with windows up:
2 finger lift off wheel

wave with windows down or off:
2 finger point out the side of the mirror.



I had a BNIB (Brand new in box , other forum talk) silver JK drive by, all stock, and the driver didnt wave, but the passanger mockingly waved. Like the big crazy anoyying wave, and i just GLARRED him down lol

I giggle because my all stock JK has no backseats, no top, doors, bikini, or anything, and music blaring...

Everyone deserves a wave
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Old 09-06-2011, 03:21 AM   #439
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I've only seen two other wranglers, I didn't get a look at which model they were but neither waved back

I pass a pub on the a sharp bend (so everyone has to slow down) whenever I visit the parents, so any old boys outside with their pints that gawp at me get a wave
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Old 09-06-2011, 03:46 AM   #440
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First Jeep @65 years young on 08/03/11. I wave A LOT! I get about 40% wavy-back. Its ok and for Massachasutts some sort of record for audiance participation
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:50 AM   #441
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OMG......don't tell me I bought another vehicle that requires me to wave and other operators of the same vehicle......



btw.......my other vehicle is a Harley......the wave threads run DEEP on the Harley forums...
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Well at least you have had a lot of practice.
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Old 09-06-2011, 06:43 PM   #443
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Most around here wave; even a few JKs
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My observation: people that had other Jeeps before that now have a JK wave. Most other JK'ers do not. I agree with the comment below that, people who mod their JK's seem to wave more than people in stock JK's.

I have a '05 TJ and a '12 JK. I *always* wave unless I'm rockin' out or something and fail to notice the oncoming Jeep. jeez, when I say it that way it sounds dangerous....
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Old 09-06-2011, 09:23 PM   #445
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The former owner of my Jeep informed me of the wave.
I'm a noob who bought his first Jeep from a friend over a week ago, he briefed me on the wave. Sent me a web link. I really only wave at Wranglers or a Cherokee that has had work. I don't wave at the car based Jeeps or Grands, I'll wave back though.

I'll be "upgrading" to a JK soon and won't forget the wave.
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Old 09-06-2011, 10:33 PM   #446
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Ahh, the whole biker wave controversy again. I remember when I first started riding (wow... I AM getting old) and being a little confused on the whole waving thing, before a friend explained it. Then I noticed in the past ten years or so, there got to be the whole Harley/non-Harley thing. It wasn't till a few years ago that I heard that Jeep people do it. Of course it only follows that there should be new controversy on who should wave to who hehehe.

Actually, having been into classic vehicles for some time, you see "waving" there as well. I would say if you own an uncommon or distinguishable vehicle, you might see the same thing as an acknowledgment of vehicular kin.
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Actually, having been into classic vehicles for some time, you see "waving" there as well. I would say if you own an uncommon or distinguishable vehicle, you might see the same thing as an acknowledgment of vehicular kin...
I've been working it a while a modern Challenger wave. I throw out the "peace" sign of course I'd recognize any original E-Body as well.
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Old 09-08-2011, 07:25 PM   #448
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My hubby told me about "the wave" and I giggled. Then I started noticing it. He works for Chrysler and we often have a Jeep that he's driving. I am waiting on my JK and can assure you that this JK mom will be waving!!
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I have a stock JK Sport. So I guess I'm very uncool. But it's stock because it's a 2011 and I haven't really got the chance to mod it yet. My 98 Expedition is very modded because it's paid for. 5 inch lift, 35's etc. etc. I usually get the devil horns from other lifted 4X4's instead of the wave.
Anyway, I wave at every Jeep that drives by. I have never had a wave back. Ever. Maybe it's a Canada thing that no one knows about up here? Or maybe it's because I'm in a stock JK. Too bad if you have a JK your so looked down upon on this site. I think just having a Wrangler of any kind is awesome. If they made brand new TJ's, then I would have bought one of those. But they only make brand new JK's as far as I could see. But I'll keep waving.
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I have a stock JK Sport. So I guess I'm very uncool. But it's stock because it's a 2011 and I haven't really got the chance to mod it yet. My 98 Expedition is very modded because it's paid for. 5 inch lift, 35's etc. etc. I usually get the devil horns from other lifted 4X4's instead of the wave.
Anyway, I wave at every Jeep that drives by. I have never had a wave back. Ever. Maybe it's a Canada thing that no one knows about up here? Or maybe it's because I'm in a stock JK. Too bad if you have a JK your so looked down upon on this site. I think just having a Wrangler of any kind is awesome. If they made brand new TJ's, then I would have bought one of those. But they only make brand new JK's as far as I could see. But I'll keep waving.
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