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Old 10-11-2013, 03:31 PM   #1
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Jeep Wave?

So, I bought my first Wrangler back in the mid 90s. It was a 90 YJ. My supervisor at the time had an old CJ that even today I feel has never been topped by another. I was 19. He raised me in the Jeep world. He told me about the wave. I'm 36 now, and ever since my first rig I have proudly show respect to Wranglers of all ages, shapes, and sizes with that wave. I have owned 2 other Wranglers, and a 2000 XJ that currently sits in the driveway next to my Rubi.

This is where I bring in the phrase, "It's a Jeep thing, you wouldn't understand!" I never heard it said, "It's a Wrangler thing..." So, I have always respected other supped up Cherokees as well. I toss out a wave signifying my respect for their rigs. Especially since I live in both worlds, I know exactly the capabilities of both my Jeeps and how much money each one eats up. When in my Cherokee, I wave at Wranglers and other lifted, trail capable XJ's. However, when I wave at a Wrangler (even those stock, goofy looking, 4 door, base model JK's) while driving my Cherokee, I get the deer in the headlight look and a blow off. Knowing full damn well that my XJ can out trail most of the Wranglers I come across since most around here are stock or base models, I usually just smile it off. My XJ is very, very far from stock. Again, I thought it was a "JEEP" thing?

Here's what spurred this rant...I was going to pick up some 32" BFG MTs and while driving down the road (I was in my Cherokee), a newer JK was heading my way. We slowed since the road was narrow and I got a good look at his ride. It was pretty sweet, I admit. So, I tossed him my wave, saluting the pride he must have in his Jeep. He must have been 20-23 years old. His reply, nose up in the air and a middle finger saluting me instead of a 2 finger wave back! I had it in my head to flip a bitch and chase him down. I don't take disrespect well, especially from a young kid who knows jack about who I am.

So, my question is, have I been wrong all these year? Is it just for the world of Wranglers? I mean, I toss respect to any off-road enthusiast that has shared blood and mud, as well as an empty bank account, on his ride...even if it's just a mall crawler.

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I definitely think the jeep wave should be discussed more often around here...

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I drive a 95 wrangler on 33's... Now I'm only 19 but I wave to all jeeps... I live on the alabama coast and wranglers are a plenty! However, only about 1 in 5 shoot it back?
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I definitely think the jeep wave should be discussed more often around here...
Funny you mentioned that. I was just ruminating about how the "Jeep Wave" is nearly invisible within the discourse here... Wierd...
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I think we should all start the "Jeep Twerk"

You see an oncoming Wrangler...pull over...get out.. And shake your moneymaker in their direction.

What could go wrong?
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I think we should all start the "Jeep Twerk"

You see an oncoming Wrangler...pull over...get out.. And shake your moneymaker in their direction.

What could go wrong?
I think this could twerk.
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Where I come from, twerking is nothing new. It's been around forever, as in... "I'm gonna have another glass of sweet tea before I get back twerk"
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So, my question is, have I been wrong all these year? Is it just for the world of Wranglers?
I don't know if I follow the "official" wave rules (are there any?) but I only study the Wrangler drivers and wave if I see them looking my way and I only wave if I'm sitting in the Wrangler. To wave at every single Jeep this-or-that I see on the road would be way too much.

I'm surprised that this thread hasn't been locked yet. It seems that for whatever reason, the mods only permit discussion of the wave in the Official Wrangler Forum Jeep Wave sticky thread, while allowing 10 threads each on what oil to use, whether to get an auto or manual, etc.
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I don't know if I follow the "official" wave rules (are there any?) but I only study the Wrangler drivers and wave if I see them looking my way and I only wave if I'm sitting in the Wrangler. To wave at every single Jeep this-or-that I see on the road would be way too much.

I'm surprised that this thread hasn't been locked yet. It seems that for whatever reason, the mods only permit discussion of the wave in the Official Wrangler Forum Jeep Wave sticky thread, while allowing 10 threads each on what oil to use, whether to get an auto or manual, etc.
Oh, I must have missed that thread...and it's probably one of those that stick right out in your face so you can't miss it too...

But like I said, I don't wave at every Jeep. I wave at almost all Wranglers, except the ones I see all the time and know they don't wave back. I only wave at Cherokees that stand out through mods. TRUST, the Cherokee seems to be the vehicle of choice in my area. It's redick how many I've seen since I moved here. It seems like everyone here has one, most are rusted/rotted to crap though.
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We totally need a twerking emoticon
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Now, I've had my jeep wrangler a year but I've been around jeeps my whole life and honestly, I've never been in a wrangler and experienced a jeep wave to a Cherokee. Although it is a jeep thing, I believe those with wranglers share a special bond and that's why some get mad when a Cherokee waves to them.
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Now, I've had my jeep wrangler a year but I've been around jeeps my whole life and honestly, I've never been in a wrangler and experienced a jeep wave to a Cherokee. Although it is a jeep thing, I believe those with wranglers share a special bond and that's why some get mad when a Cherokee waves to them.
I totally understand. But I've been in the Mojave, Rubicon, Moab, and smaller trails all around the US, and when you are out on the trails, you acknowledge all. Maybe I was raised in the Jeep World differently, but that's just how it was. And even if it were just a Wrangler thing, the next guy that shoots me a finger will be confronted. I won't be disrespected by some kid who's daddy bought him a $45k mall crawler. I will park my vehicle on top of his, then do burnouts, lol. It's all in the name of fun. Well, fun for me.
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I totally understand. But I've been in the Mojave, Rubicon, Moab, and smaller trails all around the US, and when you are out on the trails, you acknowledge all. Maybe I was raised in the Jeep World differently, but that's just how it was. And even if it were just a Wrangler thing, the next guy that shoots me a finger will be confronted. I won't be disrespected by some kid who's daddy bought him a $45k mall crawler. I will park my vehicle on top of his, then do burnouts, lol. It's all in the name of fun. Well, fun for me.
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