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Old 09-25-2013, 12:23 AM   #1771
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I've been a Jeeper for a week and I'm waving, but nobody's waved back yet.
I get waves back from lifted/modded Jeepers, around here stockies don't return the wave much.

Doesn't stop me from waving though

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Old 09-25-2013, 10:42 AM   #1772
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Vehicles that have an unwritten rule about waving to each other:

- Jeeps (duh!)

- Motorcycles (although many Harley "pirate" types/wannabe bad*sses are too cool to return it)

- VW Beetles (SiL used to have one. Even though she's blissfully unaware of the world around her, she indicated some Beetle drivers used to wave at her)

- Mini Cooper (we recently test drove a CooperS Countryman All4 - in the 20+ min test drive we passed 2-3 other Minis - they all waved (I returned the wave))

Are there any others?
VW bus, especially the Westy conversions. I've had an '85 Vanagon and a '02 Eurovan, both Westies. One time near Silver Lake, MI, we crossed paths in a remote rural intersection with our twin in a silver pop-top Eurovan. The woman was so excited to see us that she practically stopped her bus in the intersection, smiled and waved with both hands in excitement. It's this sense of community that makes driving a special vehicle special!

Too bad VW hasn't gotten the Van concept right since '03. Never saw anyone wave from a Chrysler based Routan.

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I've noticed different waves based on if the top is down, doors are off, hard top is on. As someone who sold a motorcycle and is a new jeep owner I'm loving the smiles I get from fellow wranglers...
Definitely a difference when the top is down, the doors are off, or if the Jeep has been modded. I bought a TJ last spring and just left the top completely off for the summer. I get a lot of waves from people that "get it." But newer JKs with hard tops and windows closed on a hot day, presumably running the air conditioning rarely wave or wave back. I'm guessing those folks don't "get it" and I can't understand why they bought such an impractical vehicle if they're going to drive it around like that anyway.

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Been a keeper for a month, been riding bikes for ever and my wife thinks the only reason I got a jeep is to wave at people when I'm not riding my bike. Guess I just like to wave at good people.
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I got my jeep when I had to stop riding my bike.... :-). I wanted to still feel wind in my hair!

Welcome to the world of jeeps!!!!
Same story here too. Gave up a 26+ year motorcycling hobby 'cause the family outgrew it. Wanted that same open air feel but with four seats. The Wrangler fit the bill perfectly. Everyone in the family loves it! Don't think my kids have used the doors to get in back yet. They prefer to use the tires as a step up and climb through the roll bar into the back seat instead.

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I get waves back from lifted/modded Jeepers, around here stockies don't return the wave much.

Doesn't stop me from waving though
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:23 AM   #1773
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I get waves back from lifted/modded Jeepers, around here stockies don't return the wave much.

Doesn't stop me from waving though
Thats awesome!
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:53 AM   #1774
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Showing my age here but, Any one remember the plastic hands on a spring w/ a suction cup to stick to your mirror? When I was a kid an uncle of mine had one. I think I want one!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/99054923...and-car-window
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Old 09-25-2013, 12:09 PM   #1775
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Needs to say "It's a jeep thing" put it in the back to wave to the jeeps behind me.
Haven't figured out how to wave to them yet.
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Old 09-27-2013, 12:18 AM   #1776
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You know, I'm a new jeeper and I wave but others look at me like I'm a lunatic. But I live in Vegas and people here are just a complete different breed to begin with. No one here has that small time feel. No one waves at all except bikers. Unfortunately riding a bike in this town is a death sentence. It's like you have a large target on your back. We'll I'm still waving. If they don't want to wave back then oh well.
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Old 09-27-2013, 07:38 AM   #1777
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You know, I'm a new jeeper and I wave but others look at me like I'm a lunatic. But I live in Vegas and people here are just a complete different breed to begin with. No one here has that small time feel. No one waves at all except bikers. Unfortunately riding a bike in this town is a death sentence. It's like you have a large target on your back. We'll I'm still waving. If they don't want to wave back then oh well.
Sometimes you don't have to wave wave, go with the 'laid back' approach and use the 4 finger wave from the top of the steering wheel.
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Old 09-27-2013, 08:56 AM   #1778
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Bought my first jeep in May of 2013 and knew nothing about the wave. Other jeep owners started waving so I waved back. Now I wave to all other jeeps. Have noticed that a lot of jk owners don't wave back. Maybe they just don't know just like I didn't. Hopefully they figure it out because it's a great tradition! Glad to be part of the jeep family!
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Old 09-28-2013, 07:07 AM   #1779
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Sometimes you don't have to wave wave, go with the 'laid back' approach and use the 4 finger wave from the top of the steering wheel.
Thats what I do
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Old 09-28-2013, 07:15 AM   #1780
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Bought my first jeep two weeks ago and have been doing the wave but most don't respond. Yesterday I was 1 for 7. I'll keep waving and in spite of the lack of understanding of the wave or their snobbery.

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Old 09-28-2013, 08:20 AM   #1781
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Bought my first jeep two weeks ago and have been doing the wave but most don't respond. Yesterday I was 1 for 7. I'll keep waving and in spite of the lack of understanding of the wave or their snobbery.

Peace!!
You'll find its not snobbery, its lack of knowing about it. I bet those 6 were JK owners (nothing on JK owners, dealerships aren't passing the info). And I've missed the wave myself, cant see them all, eyes on whats going on in front of me and the cagers around me, lol. Don't give up, and when you see a fellow Jeeper in a parking lot, ask about their rig and the wave
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Old 09-28-2013, 08:32 PM   #1783
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Unusually warm & sunny fall day today. Went out in my TJ with the top off and waved at every Wrangler I saw. Lots of them out today and almost all waved back. Really made me smile. Only a couple of JKs didn't even look over but the one that really surprised me was a YJ stopped at a light going the other direction. I looked over and waved. She never looked up cause her nose was planted down in her phone. What a disappointment. She looked high school aged and I started wondering why they don't teach this in driver's ed? Well I'm sure they teach about the dangers of texting and driving and that didn't seem to do any good so the effort would just have been wasted on her.
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Old 09-28-2013, 10:26 PM   #1784
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Unusually warm & sunny fall day today. Went out in my TJ with the top off and waved at every Wrangler I saw. Lots of them out today and almost all waved back. Really made me smile. Only a couple of JKs didn't even look over but the one that really surprised me was a YJ stopped at a light going the other direction. I looked over and waved. She never looked up cause her nose was planted down in her phone. What a disappointment. She looked high school aged and I started wondering why they don't teach this in driver's ed? Well I'm sure they teach about the dangers of texting and driving and that didn't seem to do any good so the effort would just have been wasted on her.
Awe..... Well we will change the youth of America one wave at a time!

At least your ride was awesome!!!

The leaves are all changing here in Massachusetts! I'm hoping to get out tomorrow!
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Old 09-29-2013, 02:31 PM   #1785
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Jeep Wave

I drive a JK now and my non-jeep owning friends are amazed at the Jeep sub culture similar to Harley when the ride with me. Coolest was a petite and tanned female arm out the passenger window of a TJ flashing the "peace sign" as they passed me on the highway.
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Old 09-29-2013, 03:15 PM   #1786
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My wife laughs and other people look at me oddly because I just wave at everyone anyway. At least now I have an excuse.
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Old 09-29-2013, 03:57 PM   #1787
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I remember I was test driving my Jeep before I bought it off a friend, and one of the first things she told me was about the Jeep wave.

I was driving down the highway, and noticed people waving at me and was confused at first. She then told me, "Welcome to the Jeep world."

My friends get a kick out of it when they're riding with me. It's a Jeep thing.
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Old 10-01-2013, 01:39 AM   #1788
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Sometimes you don't have to wave wave, go with the 'laid back' approach and use the 4 finger wave from the top of the steering wheel.
Yeah the wave works. Whether they do or not. Glad I bought a jeep.
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Old 10-01-2013, 03:05 PM   #1789
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Friendliness to a stranger is a dying trait. I use to say Hi to people just to see how many will respond. Now I do it to see how many will have a stunned look.
I do find myself waving to Jeepers when I'm in a different vehicle or forget I'm driving my Jeep when a fellow Jepper waves and I miss it. But it definitely is those that work on their Jeeps that take pride in a community of friends. I have yet to get a wave from a highly polished, off the lot owner.
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Old 10-02-2013, 04:17 PM   #1790
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i love doing the wave but sometimes i dont get one back maybe my little stock jeep frightens them haha, i agree with the owners manual idea, deff put it in there
yes that is why, stock jeeps should mean that you just bought it and haven't modded yet or you are low on money. if the latter is the case, don't spend anymore money on frivolous things, and UPGRADE YOUR JEEP! there is a phrase i love to use. "your jeep is just the downpayment for mods"
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ok so im in highschool and got my beloved '06 last march. first off whether its a 15 year old driving or a 80 year old, you gotta wave. stocks, you should get a wave for makin the first step but come on, upgrade already! and whats with the people who notice the wave make eye contact then look away and keep on driving? snobs. ok last, how do you wave to some one behind you or to your side? do you stare at them until you make eye contact then wave? haha. and btw i think all serious jeep owners should send an email to the jeep corporation on including "the wave" in the manuals
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You don't need to build your jeep. Why can't you wheel a stock Jeep?

Wave behind you just hang your hand out of the window or use you 4 way flashers.
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You don't need to build your jeep. Why can't you wheel a stock Jeep?

Wave behind you just hang your hand out of the window or use you 4 way flashers.
because you cant do things with a stock jeep such get to that spot in you profile pic as easy just an example
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because you cant do things with a stock jeep such get to that spot in you profile pic as easy just an example
Yeah, you're right. Stock jeeps can't do anything. Maybe someone should remind my 68 year old CJ....





And the 2 stock JK's that ran every trail I did.







No offense but if you NEED modifications to wheel your Jeep you don't know how to drive.
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Every month I guide a group of stock and modified Jeeps through Green, Blue, Blue/Black trails at Rausch Creek Off Road park. I teach common sense off roading, tread lightly driving, and recovery. I love showing the new Jeep owners what their stock Jeeps can do. I love showing modified Jeep owners that you don't NEED big fancy expensive rigs to go off road. I've always pushed that people learn how to wheel a stock Jeep. It develops real skills and a true understanding and appreciation for the trail and the vehicle. I also have always thought that with the introduction of the JK Wrangler loaded with tech it's a great idea for JK only owners to wheel a leaf spring Jeep. Every time I let a friend of mine drive my YJ or CJ they ask me, "How the heck do you wheel this thing?!"
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Every month I guide a group of stock and modified Jeeps through Green, Blue, Blue/Black trails at Rausch Creek Off Road park. I teach common sense off roading, tread lightly driving, and recovery. I love showing the new Jeep owners what their stock Jeeps can do. I love showing modified Jeep owners that you don't NEED big fancy expensive rigs to go off road. I've always pushed that people learn how to wheel a stock Jeep. It develops real skills and a true understanding and appreciation for the trail and the vehicle. I also have always thought that with the introduction of the JK Wrangler loaded with tech it's a great idea for JK only owners to wheel a leaf spring Jeep. Every time I let a friend of mine drive my YJ or CJ they ask me, "How the heck do you wheel this thing?!"
thats awesome! To bad you're not near me!
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Thanks. I sell jeeps at a jeep only dealer. But more important I'm a jeep guy and I just happened to have a job giving jeeps to new and old owners. I've always felt its important to bring the new guys into the sport. To many times they try it and some joker shows them wrong and someone breaks a new jeep being stupid. My trips are a very scaled down camp jeepish runs. I not only teach driving but recovery and history. As well as help those that want to modify their jeep decide what to buy without wasting their money. This way they can go out and enjoy the jeep they just bought and learn a lot about using it and what they like about it. I want people to have a good solid base of real world use before dropping cash to buy stuff they really don't need. Luckily for me I can cater to most people in my group. I own a few different jeeps and I wheel them all.
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I entered the jeep world just under a month ago (2007 Sahara). I didn't know about the wave, but I had a clue since I (my wife) own a bug ('74 Superbeetle).
On the first day driving it I saw several waves and waved back. By the end of the day I figured it must be something similar to the bug.
My daughter has accused me of joining a cult.

I wave to the jeeps I see. Most wave back.
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I live in south Florida and I wave to every jeep and will continue to; meanwhile, the only people that do not wave back are the newer jeeps. I do noot know why, but they never do.
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Yeah, you're right. Stock jeeps can't do anything. Maybe someone should remind my 68 year old CJ.... And the 2 stock JK's that ran every trail I did.
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