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View Poll Results: When do you wave? (choose all that apply)
Never 14 1.92%
In Return Only 48 6.57%
To All Wrangler type Jeeps (incl. MB, GPW & CJs) 615 84.13%
To All Modified Wrangler type Jeeps 106 14.50%
To All Offroad-equipped 4X4's 30 4.10%
To any modivied Jeep brand vehicle 28 3.83%
To any Jeep brand vehicle 11 1.50%
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Old 05-30-2013, 09:04 AM   #2971
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Since I'm a Harley guy and a Jeep guy, my wife gets irritated that I seem to wave at everybody without even thinking about it. I certainly put out more waves than I get coming back. Eh, what can you

I to ride a Harley, i get a kick out of watching the bikers give me a double take when i give them the bike wave out of my Jeep window.

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Old 05-31-2013, 09:49 AM   #2972
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My girlfriend has started keeping track of the returned wave percentage. I explained, CJ, yj, TJ, jk to her. I drive a 90 yj, and wave at every Jeep. The jk percentage is very poor, otherwise I'd say about 70% in my area.

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Old 06-01-2013, 09:29 PM   #2973
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when i have my daughters with me,they wave at every wrangler yelling " JEEP JEEP" and the other jeep always waves back..but if just me going to or from work..its about 60 to 70 % wave back..but the blond,on the phone,never does tho..
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Old 06-01-2013, 10:12 PM   #2974
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I got my first Jeep wave today. My 7 year old son was in the back and said, "Dude, do you know that guy?"

Yes, son. Yes I do.
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Old 06-03-2013, 07:59 AM   #2975
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its about 60% in western pa
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Old 06-03-2013, 08:48 AM   #2976
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I find the more mods that are done the more likely they wave back or initiate the wave.
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Old 06-06-2013, 01:00 AM   #2977
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I understand that you get people that will never wave back, or trends that you may find in who will or will not wave back. Well honestly why are we becoming SO exclusive that you cant wave to all Jeeps?? Is it SO TOUGH to throw up a hand at any Wrangler that drives by regardless of YJ, TJ, JKU, modded, stock, etc?? Maybe I'm saying this since my Jeep is still currently stock and I have a JKU which seems to be the most bitched about on this whole forum. But are we not a family??

I personally wave at ALL Jeeps I see, even if they are 5 lanes over, turning, behind me, etc. If they look at me weird for waving... fiiiiine be that way... I feel sorry for them that they either don't get what the wave is/don't feel the excitement when you do exchange waves with another Jeep!

The very first day I ever test rode a JK I had no clue what the Jeep wave was but got a wave from an orange JKU that drove by me on a back road. That was one of the clinchers on me getting my Wrangler. I love the community and I love that we can all be buds whether its mudding or parking my DD next to the other Jeep I see in the parking lot at the grocery store.

I love waving at other other Jeeps and my friends think its the coolest thing ever. Makes me proud to be a Jeeper

.... sorry so long, bit of a rant after seeing some unncessarily exclusive and angry posts about waving
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Old 06-06-2013, 01:11 AM   #2978
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I took the Jeep out of town for a drive today. I didn't see another Jeep for a few miles and of course when I saw the first one I was distracted and missed my wave. Oh well, I got a few TJs and a YJ while I was drinking a coffee in front of a coffee shop near my Jeep, they got it
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Old 06-06-2013, 01:12 AM   #2979
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Oh, and while parked at the gas station a co-worker came up and said "I didn't know you were a Jeeper. I've got a Scrambler we should take them out!"
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Old 06-06-2013, 05:25 AM   #2980
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I had a pretty crappy day yesterday, and on my way home from work (which is about 6 miles), I passed five Wranglers.

All five of them waved back

My day got much better.

It might sound stupid, but it was the first time I have passed that many Jeeps in one trip, much less a 6 mile trip on small side rodes, and it was the first time I got 100% reciprocation on the wave.
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Old 06-06-2013, 09:20 AM   #2981
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Before I owned a Jeep, I figured out the Jeep wave just by watching other Jeepers. When I bought my 2013 JKU, the salesman said "You know about the wave, right?" I told him I did, but then he told me that "etiquette calls for the newer Jeep in the encounter to initiate the wave, so that will be YOU for a while." I wave at all the Wranglers I see. In Southern Maryland, I'd say I get about 75% wave-backs.

I told my daughters that I noticed that the less doors/windows/tops a Jeep has, the more likely they are to wave!
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Old 06-06-2013, 09:27 AM   #2982
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Before I owned a Jeep, I figured out the Jeep wave just by watching other Jeepers. When I bought my 2013 JKU, the salesman said "You know about the wave, right?" I told him I did, but then he told me that "etiquette calls for the newer Jeep in the encounter to initiate the wave, so that will be YOU for a while." I wave at all the Wranglers I see. In Southern Maryland, I'd say I get about 75% wave-backs.

I told my daughters that I noticed that the less doors/windows/tops a Jeep has, the more likely they are to wave!
That's true here in Nashville
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Old 06-06-2013, 09:40 AM   #2983
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I was surprised my salesman didn't say anything about it. But I already knew. I wave at every jeep.
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Old 06-06-2013, 05:25 PM   #2984
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I live in plymouth mi which is mid to upper class and when I drive my 2013 jkur around I only get about 25% around here. I get like a 90% in the richer and poorer areas. What's up with that. Mostly newer jks and jkus around here. I had a guy the other day make a turn next to me looking directly at me with my hand up, driving a twin to my billet silver rubicon just not modded and stared right at me and kept going. There is just a new generation of jeepers driving the newer jeeps these days and its going to take catching them in parking lots and setting them straight by asking them if they know or if they have sticks in there a$$es!
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Old 06-06-2013, 05:27 PM   #2985
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I understand that you get people that will never wave back, or trends that you may find in who will or will not wave back. Well honestly why are we becoming SO exclusive that you cant wave to all Jeeps?? Is it SO TOUGH to throw up a hand at any Wrangler that drives by regardless of YJ, TJ, JKU, modded, stock, etc?? Maybe I'm saying this since my Jeep is still currently stock and I have a JKU which seems to be the most bitched about on this whole forum. But are we not a family??

I personally wave at ALL Jeeps I see, even if they are 5 lanes over, turning, behind me, etc. If they look at me weird for waving... fiiiiine be that way... I feel sorry for them that they either don't get what the wave is/don't feel the excitement when you do exchange waves with another Jeep!

The very first day I ever test rode a JK I had no clue what the Jeep wave was but got a wave from an orange JKU that drove by me on a back road. That was one of the clinchers on me getting my Wrangler. I love the community and I love that we can all be buds whether its mudding or parking my DD next to the other Jeep I see in the parking lot at the grocery store.

I love waving at other other Jeeps and my friends think its the coolest thing ever. Makes me proud to be a Jeeper

.... sorry so long, bit of a rant after seeing some unncessarily exclusive and angry posts about waving
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Old 06-06-2013, 05:32 PM   #2986
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It's just stupid to exclude jeeps by type or year except for any thing that says jeep that actually isn't like Cherokee compass and all those station wagons all though the older lifted Cherokees get waves from me. People always hate the new jeeps. When yjs and tjs came out cj owners hated them. Square head lights, hideous! Rounded hard tops look retarded. The jks have come a long way with there looks and capabilities so any one that discludes them in a wave is just a hater because his jeep isn't as new.
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Old 06-06-2013, 07:23 PM   #2987
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Not to add fuel to the fire but in Minnesota I get about 1 in every 10 waves back from JK's no matter how much they are modded. I get a lot of deer in the headlights looks from the other 9 out of 10. Its really doesn't matter though, i'll still wave no matter what.
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Old 06-06-2013, 11:15 PM   #2988
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So yesterday I was out surveying and had to cross about 1000' of private property to get to a survey monument and had to talk to the land owner and get permission... Well there it sat. A white stock JKUR. of course I had to bs about jeeps for a 1/2 hour and asked the lady if she did the jeep wave. She didn't but promised she would from now on. One down, how many thousand to go?
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Old 06-07-2013, 06:19 AM   #2989
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Before I owned a Jeep, I figured out the Jeep wave just by watching other Jeepers. When I bought my 2013 JKU, the salesman said "You know about the wave, right?" I told him I did, but then he told me that "etiquette calls for the newer Jeep in the encounter to initiate the wave, so that will be YOU for a while."

I wave at all the Wranglers I see. In Southern Maryland, I'd say I get about 75% wave-backs.
I say just wave. I don't have time to try to figure out whether somebody's rig is older or newer than mine to determine whether or not I should be offended that the "junior Jeeper" didn't wave first (of course, if it's a TJ or a YJ or a CJ it's obvious). If your rig has seven bumper slots and I like it, I'll wave. And if it's in the Willys/CJ/Wrangler family, I like it by default.

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I told my daughters that I noticed that the less doors/windows/tops a Jeep has, the more likely they are to wave!
Man, that's true. The better the weather, the more likely you are to get a wave back. Even the soccer moms in their buttoned-up, air-conditioned JKU Saharas wave occasionally when the weather is nice.
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Old 06-07-2013, 08:49 AM   #2990
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So yesterday I was out surveying and had to cross about 1000' of private property to get to a survey monument and had to talk to the land owner and get permission... Well there it sat. A white stock JKUR. of course I had to bs about jeeps for a 1/2 hour and asked the lady if she did the jeep wave. She didn't but promised she would from now on. One down, how many thousand to go?
Lol that's awsome! Spread the word! Educate the oblivious!
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Old 06-07-2013, 11:06 AM   #2991
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My wife and I are making a topless trip to a lake in Southern Ohio today. Hoping for a lot of waves!
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Old 06-07-2013, 11:11 AM   #2992
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I've had my JKU for about 10 days now. I try to wave to every jeep I see, as of today I've only gotten one wave back.....

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Old 06-07-2013, 02:05 PM   #2993
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My wife and I are making a topless trip to a lake in Southern Ohio today. Hoping for a lot of waves!
If your wife is topless, I'm sure you'll get plenty of waves!!
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Old 06-07-2013, 02:30 PM   #2994
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If your wife is topless, I'm sure you'll get plenty of waves!!
Ok, now that's kind of funny
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Ok, now that's kind of funny
Not just funny but true.
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Old 06-08-2013, 10:14 PM   #2996
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Not to add fuel to the fire but in Minnesota I get about 1 in every 10 waves back from JK's no matter how much they are modded. I get a lot of deer in the headlights looks from the other 9 out of 10. Its really doesn't matter though, i'll still wave no matter what.
Part of the problem this year is the weather in MN. I have hardly had my windows open, top off once. Makes it hard to see the wave when you are all cooped up inside

But I still try and keep an eye out. My kids always ask "Do you know that person?" To which I answer, "He (or she) drives a Jeep, must be an OK person"
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Old 06-09-2013, 12:25 AM   #2997
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i have notice..with doors off a low hand out the door hole wave will get the cars behind you to scoot over in the lane to see how you are getting your hand out so low..haa..and you have to wave at the car next to you at the light who is stairng at you trying to figure out how you got the doors off..
and do you get nodds and waves from cops?..when i got the doors off they seem to wave at me..its cool..just used to getting a diffrent responce from an officer..lol
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i have notice..with doors off a low hand out the door hole wave will get the cars behind you to scoot over in the lane to see how you are getting your hand out so low..haa..and you have to wave at the car next to you at the light who is stairng at you trying to figure out how you got the doors off..
and do you get nodds and waves from cops?..when i got the doors off they seem to wave at me..its cool..just used to getting a diffrent responce from an officer..lol
Love the low wave through the door opening. And I especially love getting waves from officers.
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:35 AM   #2999
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I was standing outside in the parking lot of a tobacco shop with a buddy of mine, about to buy some cigars, when I saw a topless, lifted, badass-looking Gecko JKU driving by. My buddy's car was the only vehicle in the parking lot (I didn't have my jeep with me), but I made eye contact with the driver and threw him a wave. I think the guy saw me saying to my friend, "Check out that sick gecko!" He nodded and waved back.
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Old 06-10-2013, 07:54 PM   #3000
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I think it should be mandatory when you sell your jeep you inform the new owner about the wave and you should have to sign a "WAVER" if your purchase brand new from a dealership. I live in Colorado and I see hundreds (ok quite a few) daily tons of JK and even a lot of TJs that never wave back. IF my wife drives my TJ she will even wave at other Jeeps, my .02
Years ago everyone used to wave regardless!

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