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Old 08-01-2014, 08:20 PM   #4291
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After giving this topic much thought (and experience with others waving/ not waving) I have come up with etiquette rules for myself.

1. Always return a wave regardless of vehicle type. This is just good manners! I have lived in several locals where waving to an oncoming vehicle was standard and has nothing to do with Jeeps

2. No longer wave at JKU's that are bone stock. Sorry guys, experience has just shown that those drivers are oblivious to it all.

To me, the wave is a way to be friendly to those who may be out on the trail with you, and who may be in position to either help you out or not! I don't see it as a club of people who have the same badge on their vehicle.
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Old 08-01-2014, 08:59 PM   #4292
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Eh, just wave. If they don't wave back, their loss.

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Old 08-01-2014, 09:01 PM   #4293
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Eh, just wave. If they don't wave back, their loss.
This. I don't even watch for a return wave half the time, but it's hardly an imposition to wave in the first place.
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Old 08-02-2014, 07:10 AM   #4294
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2. No longer wave at JKU's that are bone stock. Sorry guys, experience has just shown that those drivers are oblivious to it all.
Wow - I just voted in the newly added poll and somehow ended up back on pg. 1 and rear through an entire page before I noticed it.

Anyhow, my wife's Jeep is a JK, not a JKU. It is mostly bone stock but she does have a set of chrome butterfly license plate frames on it. Does that qualify as a mod to be blessed with a wave from others who would normally only wave to a modded Jeep?

She says that she waves to every Wrangler, whether it is a modded one being driven by someone with a stick up his butt or not.
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Old 08-02-2014, 08:20 AM   #4295
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No longer wave at JKU's that are bone stock. Sorry guys, experience has just shown that those drivers are oblivious to it all.
Why? Because they might not wave back?!? THIS, my friends, is why the Jeep wave is dying! Luckily, it seems alive and well in D/FW.
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Old 08-02-2014, 09:51 AM   #4296
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She says that she waves to every Wrangler, whether it is a modded one being driven by someone with a stick up his butt or not.
Bwahahahaha
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Old 08-02-2014, 11:55 AM   #4297
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So I got a wave from an H2 today. What is the accepted protocol when this happens?

1. Wave back because you feel sorry for them?
2. Do nothing because total indifference is.... well we all knows how that feels and should discourage any future disrespect?
3. Give them the finger because it feels appropriate.

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Old 08-02-2014, 01:03 PM   #4298
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hope this is not how I make you all feel.

I will however be the first to stop and help you if you are broken down on the trail.
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So I got a wave from an H2 today. What is the accepted protocol when this happens? 1. Wave back because you feel sorry for them? 2. Do nothing because total indifference is.... well we all knows how that feels and should discourage any future disrespect? 3. Give them the finger because it feels appropriate.
I just wave back at everyone!
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Old 08-02-2014, 07:45 PM   #4300
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I'll remind every Jeep driver to wave everywhere I go! We have front and rear license plates here in Illinois!

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I'll remind every Jeep driver to wave everywhere I go! We have front and rear license plates here in Illinois!
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Old 08-02-2014, 08:44 PM   #4302
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I got 2 waves to day. So far that is my daily high here in Houston !!!
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Old 08-02-2014, 09:31 PM   #4303
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I got 2 waves to day. So far that is my daily high here in Houston !!!
Yeah, I am in Houston for the summer and half the time I get a WTF look back. I wave to every wrangler I see but only get return waves 1/3 of the time.
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Old 08-03-2014, 12:22 AM   #4304
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Jeep wave, Montana style?

I'm almost home from a ten day trip to Flathead Lake and Glacier National Park in Monatana, and I've got to ask, why don't you people wave?

Ok, so I live in Washington, but I am a Montana native, and back in the day when I had my YJ everyone waved.

I think I got 1 wave back the whole time I was in the big MT, but the first jeep I saw after crossing the Idaho border gave a proper Jeep wave from the other side of the interstate.

Just wondering?
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So, apparently these decals are a thing.
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Old 08-03-2014, 03:47 PM   #4306
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So, apparently these decals are a thing.
Got one. You can buy them online
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Got one. You can buy them online
They seem like a not-bad idea, especially for stock Jeeps that are waving without any returns and taking it to heart. Do you find it has impacted the frequency of waves and returns?
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They seem like a not-bad idea, especially for stock Jeeps that are waving without any returns and taking it to heart. Do you find it has impacted the frequency of waves and returns?
Actually the day before I got it a stone impacted my windshield (which I was gonna put it on) so I haven't put it on yet. But since the crack is so small and not gonna spread any further I probably will soon. I can always get another one when I finally replace my windshield
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So I just spotted a JKU Sahara with a huge light bar on top from far away. I flashed my LED pods at him as I passed and he looked confused. Then I noticed his his 28 inch rims and I was like WOAH never mind.
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Old 08-04-2014, 10:51 AM   #4310
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I wave at all, if they don't wave back, their loss, I even find myself waving on the interstate and at night, even though I know they can't see me
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Old 08-04-2014, 11:40 AM   #4311
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Had a lot of return waves for my first few weeks in the Jeep. I've been building street rods since I was 15 (yikes, I just did the math on that one) so I'm used to waving and getting waves, nods etc. It was a natural thing to just keep it up in the new Jeep.

What worries me is that I've started to notice what people are doing in their Jeeps and it's not good. Damn cells phones are the devil.
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Old 08-04-2014, 07:15 PM   #4312
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After giving this topic much thought (and experience with others waving/ not waving) I have come up with etiquette rules for myself.

1. Always return a wave regardless of vehicle type. This is just good manners! I have lived in several locals where waving to an oncoming vehicle was standard and has nothing to do with Jeeps

2. No longer wave at JKU's that are bone stock. Sorry guys, experience has just shown that those drivers are oblivious to it all.

To me, the wave is a way to be friendly to those who may be out on the trail with you, and who may be in position to either help you out or not! I don't see it as a club of people who have the same badge on their vehicle.
Based on #1, are you saying that you just don't initiate a wave to a bone stock JKU? And, it's just the 4drs that pose a problem for you?

I'm glad the folks around here don't share that attitude. They may but I'm glad I don't know that they do. That would be sad.
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Old 08-07-2014, 07:02 PM   #4313
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Had a lot of return waves for my first few weeks in the Jeep. I've been building street rods since I was 15 (yikes, I just did the math on that one) so I'm used to waving and getting waves, nods etc. It was a natural thing to just keep it up in the new Jeep.
Same here. Coming from the air-cooled VW crowd where EVERYBODY in some way acknowledges each other on the road, it was easy for me to transition into the Jeep wave. Though sometimes I find myself starting to wave to Jeeps when I'm in the bug and VWs when I'm in the Jeep...
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Old 08-09-2014, 05:36 PM   #4314
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The Jeep "wave"

I've had a motorcycle for years and now a Wrangler so I have a lot of people to wave at. I don't care about I what kind of shape the Jeep is in or if it's old or new. I wave at all of them. I find that most of the people with newer "fancier" Jeeps rarely wave. What's up with that?
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I noticed that too. YJ and TJ drivers typically wave, though.
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There not one of us......LOL
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Pretty sure not only do they not wave, they probably "look down" on us. Bottom line, I paid $4k for my '92 not $40,000. Plus I've been able to build, change and work on mine.
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They're probably the ones who bought a 4dr as a grocery getter/booger flicker hauler. Could be that they don't know about the Jeep wave. Where I'm at most drivers of all Jeep makes wave. When I encounter one that doesn't it's usually one of the college kids in town.
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Old 08-09-2014, 06:11 PM   #4319
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Out here it's mostly the stock newer jeeps that don't wave, and mostly women who probably think I'm an old pervert waving at them. Jeeps that have been modded, and jeeps that you can tell see dirt almost always wave. I wave at all of them....even the trophy wives
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You might ask this over on the JK side. I think that you'll find that most of us on the forums will wave at another Jeep. But we also find that the soccer mom crowd rarely waves, even at other JKs. A friend drives a LJ Rubi and had a TJ before that. He said that, when TJs were new, the same sort of complaint was leveled at TJ/LJ-ers. I'd guess that newer Jeeps have a higher percentage of non-enthusiast drivers who don't know/care about the customs of the enthusiastic set.

On a side note...I drive a JK but I sure do appreciate older models like the YJ et.al. Cheers.

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