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Never 13 1.99%
In Return Only 43 6.58%
To All Wrangler type Jeeps (incl. MB, GPW & CJs) 548 83.92%
To All Modified Wrangler type Jeeps 96 14.70%
To All Offroad-equipped 4X4's 26 3.98%
To any modivied Jeep brand vehicle 23 3.52%
To any Jeep brand vehicle 9 1.38%
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:58 PM   #2461
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Maybe you didn't have just the right amount of mud. Now they may think you're just a mudder and not a rock crawler. Seems people can be pretty picky about handing out a wave. I think I dont get waves because I have a clean jeep.

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Old 10-01-2012, 05:50 PM   #2462
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About 90% of CJ/YJ/TJ owners wave to me. 90% of the JKs don't. I wave to every CJ/Wrangler regardless.

I think it's due to the JK being so much more refined than the older Jeeps that there are a lot more "non-enthusiasts" driving them. When one goes to buy an older Jeep, they usually know the compromises that come with a tall, short-wheelbase, rough around the edges vehicle. On the other hand, a newer JK Unlimited will appeal to not only enthusiasts, but people to are just looking for a nice, everyday SUV too. I see way more 4-door JKs than 2 door in my area.

I like JKs and I always continue to wave. If I don't get a wave back, I don't care. I just assume that they don't know about it.

Keep the wave alive!

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Old 10-01-2012, 09:35 PM   #2463
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About 90% of CJ/YJ/TJ owners wave to me. 90% of the JKs don't. I wave to every CJ/Wrangler regardless.

I think it's due to the JK being so much more refined than the older Jeeps that there are a lot more "non-enthusiasts" driving them. When one goes to buy an older Jeep, they usually know the compromises that come with a tall, short-wheelbase, rough around the edges vehicle. On the other hand, a newer JK Unlimited will appeal to not only enthusiasts, but people to are just looking for a nice, everyday SUV too. I see way more 4-door JKs than 2 door in my area.

I like JKs and I always continue to wave. If I don't get a wave back, I don't care. I just assume that they don't know about it.

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I have a JK and I wave to everybody. My 3rd Wrangler and I've waved in all of them
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:48 PM   #2464
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About 90% of CJ/YJ/TJ owners wave to me.

Keep the wave alive!
WOW ! That's a pretty good percentage. It's just the opposite here. I've found that younger CJ, YJ & TJ drivers hardly ever wave or wave back. Most of the waves I get are from other JK drivers, although a few of them don't wave either.

But the "Jeep Wave" will continue - with or without the haters !
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:50 PM   #2465
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About 90% of CJ/YJ/TJ owners wave to me. 90% of the JKs don't. I wave to every CJ/Wrangler regardless.

I think it's due to the JK being so much more refined than the older Jeeps that there are a lot more "non-enthusiasts" driving them. When one goes to buy an older Jeep, they usually know the compromises that come with a tall, short-wheelbase, rough around the edges vehicle. On the other hand, a newer JK Unlimited will appeal to not only enthusiasts, but people to are just looking for a nice, everyday SUV too. I see way more 4-door JKs than 2 door in my area.

I like JKs and I always continue to wave. If I don't get a wave back, I don't care. I just assume that they don't know about it.

Keep the wave alive!
Pretty much the exact same way here in Radnor. I wave to everyone and get responses from just about everyone but JK owners. I get a lot of thumbs up from JK owners.. haha
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:31 PM   #2466
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Well I have to say that living in Massachusetts, a state that's usually on every top 10 list of rude and horrible drivers, the Jeep owners here are A++ when it comes to the Jeep wave. From CJ's to JK's, high-school kids to soccer moms, off road fanatics to retired folk, EVERYONE in a Jeep likes to wave. It's very rare that that I don't get return wave around here and I've driven from Boston to the Berkshires. And unlike you folk out west, our Jeep clubs and off road areas are small by comparison (a big club is about a 100 or so members) so a lot of the Jeep "comradery" really isn't coming from that.

I have a friend who is a sales manager at local Jeep dealer, and he sits down with new Jeep owners and gives then a 10 min. spiel about Jeep history and the Jeep wave. Maybe that helps!

Anyway to all M, CJ, & Wrangler owners out there -
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:33 PM   #2467
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WOW ! That's a pretty good percentage. It's just the opposite here. I've found that younger CJ, YJ & TJ drivers hardly ever wave or wave back. Most of the waves I get are from other JK drivers, although a few of them don't wave either.

But the "Jeep Wave" will continue - with or without the haters !

WOW! It would be near impossible to miss you waving!
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:36 PM   #2468
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Well I have to say that living in Massachusetts, a state that's usually on every top 10 list of rude and horrible drivers, the Jeep owners here are A++ when it comes to the Jeep wave. From CJ's to JK's, high-school kids to soccer moms, off road fanatics to retired folk, EVERYONE in a Jeep likes to wave. It's very rare that that I don't get return wave around here and I've driven from Boston to the Berkshires. And unlike you folk out west, our Jeep clubs and off road areas are small by comparison (a big club is about a 100 or so members) so a lot of the Jeep "comradery" really isn't coming from that.

I have a friend who is a sales manager at local Jeep dealer, and he sits down with new Jeep owners and gives then a 10 min. spiel about Jeep history and the Jeep wave. Maybe that helps!

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I'm in the Leicester area and I'd say only about 25% wave back to me.
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:43 PM   #2469
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I'm also curious how you can tell someone does or does not off road just by driving by them on the highway.
This is a fair question...

It kind of surprises me reading through this thread. I had no idea people feel the way they do about the wave. It's one of my favorite things about driving a Jeep. I wave to everyone I can no matter the look or body style and still get happy when I get return waves. I never thought of the possibility that I wasn't getting a return wave may be because my Jeep isn't "good enough". All of my passengers or anyone who drives my Jeep even waves and they don't even own it haha. No matter, I will continue to wave at everyone because it makes me happy! I will just never understand the discrimination. And I vow to continue to wave at the silver Jeep I pass every morning until she finally breaks and waves back.
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:45 PM   #2470
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This is a fair question...

It kind of surprises me reading through this thread. I had no idea people feel the way they do about the wave. It's one of my favorite things about driving a Jeep. I wave to everyone I can no matter the look or body style and still get happy when I get return waves. I never thought of the possibility that I wasn't getting a return wave may be because my Jeep isn't "good enough". All of my passengers or anyone who drives my Jeep even waves and they don't even own it haha. No matter, I will continue to wave at everyone because it makes me happy! I will just never understand the discrimination. And I vow to continue to wave at the silver Jeep I pass every morning until she finally breaks and waves back.
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this is a fair question...

It kind of surprises me reading through this thread. I had no idea people feel the way they do about the wave. It's one of my favorite things about driving a jeep. I wave to everyone i can no matter the look or body style and still get happy when i get return waves. I never thought of the possibility that i wasn't getting a return wave may be because my jeep isn't "good enough". All of my passengers or anyone who drives my jeep even waves and they don't even own it haha. No matter, i will continue to wave at everyone because it makes me happy! I will just never understand the discrimination. And i vow to continue to wave at the silver jeep i pass every morning until she finally breaks and waves back.

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This is a fair question...

It kind of surprises me reading through this thread. I had no idea people feel the way they do about the wave. It's one of my favorite things about driving a Jeep. I wave to everyone I can no matter the look or body style and still get happy when I get return waves. I never thought of the possibility that I wasn't getting a return wave may be because my Jeep isn't "good enough". All of my passengers or anyone who drives my Jeep even waves and they don't even own it haha. No matter, I will continue to wave at everyone because it makes me happy! I will just never understand the discrimination. And I vow to continue to wave at the silver Jeep I pass every morning until she finally breaks and waves back.
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:56 AM   #2473
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I doubt they are reading this, but I want to apologize to the guy in Garland Texas who was driving down Saturn in the white CJ on Wednesday around 530. I was the guy in the red with blacked out grill JKU. I saw you wave, I was in a conversation with my much better looking half (oddly enough about her embarrassment over the "stupid" Jeep wave), and I did not wave. I wanted to, and I kind of did, but I failed to completely follow through.
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:41 PM   #2474
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I just recently got my jeep, and love waving at all jeeps I see ( or sometimes I give the thumbs up, or a wave/point, or just yell "yeeeah!" at the top of my lungs) I live in Lexington, KY, and so far ( in the five days I've owned it ) just about everyone has waved back at me. Heck, one guy was talking on his phone and was driving a manual. He wedged his phone against his shoulder, switched hands on his shifter in order to get a good solid wave in! Now THAT'S committment! Keep the wave alive!
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:57 PM   #2475
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I'm right now changing out my plugs, putting on my license plate, and general housecleaning. I have every door open and the hood laid back on the windshield roll bar. A lifted Rubi with no top or doors just went by my house with a blonde haired lady driving and she blew the horn and yelled "Get her fixed, seeya on the trail and waved"

I love my Jeep!
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Old 10-05-2012, 05:22 PM   #2476
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you know your TJ is too clean if you start getting waves from the JK crowd
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Old 10-12-2012, 01:51 AM   #2477
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Just a friendly reminder that you can wave to Cherokees that are lifted, muddy, or look like they're trail rigs. Amazingly it took slapping a winch and bumper on the front of my XJ to get Wrangler owners to wave at me. Actually, now they rubberneck and I can see glimpses of envy in their eyes...
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Old 10-12-2012, 04:53 PM   #2478
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I want to apologize ... I did not wave. I wanted to, and I kind of did, but I failed to completely follow through.
Hahah, I always feel like a turd when someone waves and I don't notice it until it's too late. My only hope is that they realize I wasn't paying attention.

An earlier contributor asked if people wave to other Jeeps traveling in the same direction on highways. I was stopped at a red light when a kid in a stock Rubicon pulled up next to me. He gave me a head nod (which I reciprocated), and then his eyes went right to my tires and wheels.

Aside from the nod, I'm glad I've made good choices on my mods.
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:36 PM   #2479
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Been ridin bikes for 25 + years so I'm used to waving often when on two. Rarely will another bike not wave unless they are a stuck up Harley rider and you're not of like brand. Even with that, most Harley guys around here will wave anyway. Not so much the case in CA.

So on to the Jeep now. A bit strange waving to other "cages" and I still find myself waving to bikes even when I'm in the TJ. Most don't wave back in that case. I'm sure they are thinking why the hell is the guy in the "car" waving to me?

Not sure I've ever received a wave back from a 4 door JK. 95% of the time others wave unless it's box stock and zipped up tight on a warm sunny day.
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:39 PM   #2480
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so i know i got alot of SH!T for saying i dont wave to JK's since most of them are mall crawlers by me.... so today i decided while i was doing alot of errands and driving around that i would not discriminate... heres my results

I Waved 1st waved back they waved 1st
5 JK's 4
1 TJ 0
me 1YJ

so for some reason today.... the JK's were all on their jeep wave game... i got a few errands tomorrow before i do the 20 gallon gas tank mod and im also adding the GM fuel filler hose to prevent overflow. im gonna do some more tests and see what happens.

keep in mind ive only owned my YJ for 5 weeks now but due to me working on a tug boat ive only been home to drive it for 2 weeks
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:01 PM   #2481
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I wave at all Wranglers I see. I even wave at the parked ones, I get about the same result from them but I' not disappointed about it.
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I wave at all Wranglers I see. I even wave at the parked ones, I get about the same result from them but I' not disappointed about it.
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Been ridin bikes for 25 + years so I'm used to waving often when on two. Rarely will another bike not wave unless they are a stuck up Harley rider and you're not of like brand. Even with that, most Harley guys around here will wave anyway. Not so much the case in CA.
I noticed that I get a lot of head nods and waves from motorcyclists. Crap, I actually think they out wave Jeepers in Jeeps.
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I have an 08 JK and i wave. Unless its a JKU driven by an old women. Around my parts in Massachusetts, I know the jeeps around here, who waves and who doesn't wave. Many people choose not to wave at JKs but in my mind, a wrangler is a wrangler. Just a different year.
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Had my tj for about a month now. I'd say aout 50% tj's wave back when paying attention. All cj's do. About 0.00% Jk's have waved back. Looks like most 4 door Jk's are being driven by women, so that may have something to do with my very scientific results. Just kidding. All in all, very disappointing for the newer jeep owners.
Back in '95 when I had my first wrangler, 97% of all jeeps waved. I think the dealership gave classes on how to wave properly when you bought a jeep, lol. If you're a dealer or salesman - please teach your customers that its polite to wave. Then I won't feel like a dumb a$$ for waving at Jk's all the time and not getting a response.
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I just get the blank stare from all Wrangler owners and consider that there "waVe"
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Had my tj for about a month now. I'd say aout 50% tj's wave back when paying attention. All cj's do. About 0.00% Jk's have waved back. Looks like most 4 door Jk's are being driven by women, so that may have something to do with my very scientific results. Just kidding. All in all, very disappointing for the newer jeep owners.
Back in '95 when I had my first wrangler, 97% of all jeeps waved. I think the dealership gave classes on how to wave properly when you bought a jeep, lol. If you're a dealer or salesman - please teach your customers that its polite to wave. Then I won't feel like a dumb a$$ for waving at Jk's all the time and not getting a response.
Don't feel like a D-A just think of it as them feeling like that trying to figure out if they knew you or why you were waving. I stick my whole arm out the window. Wave or not I enjoy the look on their face because they have no clue
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Every time I way to most girls in 4 door wranglers they don't wave back imo
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The Jeep wave is over rated. Esepcially when it is justified with an "if". If it's lifted, if it's a TJ, if it's driven by this person or that. Blah, blah, blah.

If the Jeeping community was actually what it puts itself out there to be (a bunch of people who like to drive Jeeps) without qulifying an individuals existence within that group with an "if" then I would wave. Until then I will continue to enjoy my Jeep and everything that it is capable of doing.
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Don't feel like a D-A just think of it as them feeling like that trying to figure out if they knew you or why you were waving. I stick my whole arm out the window. Wave or not I enjoy the look on their face because they have no clue
My personal favorites are the guys in JKs who have one hand at 12 o'clock, a phone up to their face, and are leaning all the way over the center console. I never get a wave out of those guys.

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