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Old 07-14-2013, 05:49 AM   #31
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the fact the JKers do not wave back as often just makes me more motivated to wave at every JK that passes.....got to get them on board.\

but, I have a different beef with the JKers over here in north central CT: 99% of them keep the hard top on during nice dry summer days, why is that? meantime, 4/5 TJ's drive around topless and 99% of the YJ's I see have no top during the summer.

JKers: loose the top and start the wave.

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Old 07-14-2013, 06:26 AM   #32
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My issue with the top is the rain we get every flippin day in Florida or I would always have mine down windows are usually always open and I wave (but I have had a previous Jeep). I agree most JKs dont wave back, but i have had fully modded yjs and tjs that dont wave.

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This is interesting to read because when I was borrowing a JKU from the dealer I was astonished by the number of waves I got... That instant feeling of community is one of the things that helped convince me to buy a jeep.

My JKU could be coming home as early as next week. Patience is only a virtue when you're waiting for something boring... I am going out of my mind waiting.
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Old 07-15-2013, 02:28 PM   #34
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I get about 80% in southwestern CT. 90% of the time I don't get a wave is when there is too much windshield glare or the other driver is totally zoned out. MarkGLHS- I still have my hardtop on but I always take the freedom panels off even when it is 90+ like today. If it gets really hot I'll turn the AC on with the top off. It feels great!
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Old 07-15-2013, 03:28 PM   #35
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talk about karma, we went to Bigelow Hollow in Union (NE corner of CT) today to swim and cool off (its about 95 out there today) and I saw two JK's with no tops on the ride home from the lake.....and I saw this wild YJ, flat green, lifted to the clouds, big flags on poles installed at the rear corners...and I saw about five TJ's all of them topless....but, I was in my Jeep GC so I was not eligible for "the wave".
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Old 07-17-2013, 01:01 PM   #36
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Please don't count the JK's out. Keep waving. I know I do!
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Old 07-22-2013, 10:38 PM   #37
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New JK Unlimited CT owner here, long time Wrangler wanna be. Had to get the 4 door for uncool reasons but absolutely love it! Had for 2 weeks and as long as no rain in the immediate forecast my top is down. Def get more waves back when top is down. Get some snubs but will continue to wave at all Wranglers out of courtesy regardless of scoring.
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Old 07-23-2013, 12:19 PM   #38
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JKUs seemed to have attracted some of the snob croud in the Tolland/Coventry/Mansfield area and they don't get the wave thing. I miss a few waves myself do to "zoning". but if out with my girl or my girl and her daughter - a wave is never missed. we all drive jeeps, '12 JKS, '09 JKUX, and the little one has a '95 CJ. who for the first time covered it with mud! Go Becca!
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Old 07-23-2013, 08:41 PM   #39
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Please don't count the JK's out. Keep waving. I know I do!
I couldn't agree more......keep on waving...I ALWAYS will...YJ, TJ, CJ, JK...a Wrangler is a Wrangler is a Wrangler.
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:08 AM   #40
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I drive a JKU in the Avon/Canton/Simsbury/New Hartford area and I've actually noticed that I get the fewest waves from YJs, CJs, and TJs. I guess they think they're too authentic to return a wave.
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I drive a JKU in the Avon/Canton/Simsbury/New Hartford area and I've actually noticed that I get the fewest waves from YJs, CJs, and TJs. I guess they think they're too authentic to return a wave.
Yeah, I get that same impression sometimes too......but 'ya know...life is just too short.....and as far as "authentic".....here's something authentic to remember...the JK is the current Wrangler model, and a damn successful one at that....so much so, that dare I say it is creating a whole new group of enthusiasts. SO...as the JKs continue to sell, Jeep will continue to manufacture, and we can all look forward to that. Everyone poo pooed the YJ when they came out, hell I can still remember all that crap about the square headlights (like that matters a damn), and today, many people love 'em. Keep waving....I know I will.....whether its deemed "authentic" or not, is clearly not my problem.
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:03 PM   #42
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Awesome CT Jeep Wrangler owners!!
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Old 07-25-2013, 07:30 AM   #43
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JKUs seemed to have attracted some of the snob croud in the Tolland/Coventry/Mansfield area and they don't get the wave thing. I miss a few waves myself do to "zoning". but if out with my girl or my girl and her daughter - a wave is never missed. we all drive jeeps, '12 JKS, '09 JKUX, and the little one has a '95 CJ. who for the first time covered it with mud! Go Becca!
CTorangecrush, I'm new to owning a jeep but when I see one I have always waved. But I do feel your pain. I live in Mansfield and it seems that the little rich pricks around here think they are to good to wave, but I make it a point to always wave. Yeah I have might have missed a couple from "zoning out". I'll keep a look out for ya.
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:47 AM   #44
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I drive a JKU in the Avon/Canton/Simsbury/New Hartford area and I've actually noticed that I get the fewest waves from YJs, CJs, and TJs. I guess they think they're too authentic to return a wave.

Every Wrangler is authentic. I think the lack of a return wave can be explained away by either "zoning out" or, a lack of knowledge of the protocol.

Speaking of which, a message for a fellow local TJer if you are out there: You with the blue TJ with grizzly wheels I see in Ellington often driving on Rt 140 or Rt 83, you never, ever wave back at me (has to be 10 times by now). But, I am going to keep waving.
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Old 07-25-2013, 10:34 PM   #45
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Down on the middle part of the shore everyone is generally good down here with the wave and the tops in the sun. I got my 88yj in June took the hard top off and have only used the bikini since and it poured today. Not a lot of people do mud though around here took mine out and let's just say its road only until I fix everything
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Old 07-26-2013, 09:03 AM   #46
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You are right, around the shore everyone waves. Drive the past weekend every day to Niantic for Little League Softball tournament and tool the jeep, top down. Everyone in any type of jeep top down or up waved.

People seemed a little more friendly by the shore. Must be the location...
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I have a JK and always throw the wave. I get maybe 1 out of 5 waves back from the TJ crowd in central and northwest CT. I can tell they see me and more than once got a blatant stare-down after I waved. What's up with that? I keep waving on waving regardless.
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Old 07-26-2013, 10:27 AM   #48
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I quit waving in CT because its just not worth it.
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Old 07-26-2013, 11:48 AM   #49
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those in the mansfield/tolland/coventry/vernon/ellington areas - mine is the deep water blue JKUX, opened this forum account for my other half that has the orange JK.
anyone know or seen the guy in the red TJ that darn near jumps out of his jeep to wave? - right on dude!
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Old 07-26-2013, 02:51 PM   #50
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I was out in Mansfield the other day and had a girl in a dark green JK just about fall out of hers waving.
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Old 07-26-2013, 04:18 PM   #51
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In Ellington, most all wave. I work in Agawam,Southwick MA area and get a lot of waves on my way home from work. After a rough day of work, it is a great lift to my spirit to get a wave!
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Old 07-28-2013, 08:48 AM   #52
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Hey all, I'm new to the Jeep thing. We have a screaming yellow TJ that we just bought and I think is pretty hard to miss. I'm a long time motorcyclist and I'm used to waving. My rule of thumb on the bike is to wave when waved at but I do not wave first. In the jeep, I'm making a point to wave and what i've discovered (in general) is drivers of older model jeeps are much more likely to wave and I'm waving at everyone. I usually give the two fingers on the wheel unless I'm turning in front of someone then i give the big hand. So if some knucklehead in a bright yellow Jeep waves at you, go ahead and wave back, i'm just having fun!
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Old 08-02-2013, 08:20 AM   #53
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Drove my first Jeep home yesterday, waved to four people and only one waved back. Buddy told me it was cause I'm in a JK. I think he was just jealous.
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Old 08-03-2013, 07:48 AM   #54
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got the ultimate in Jeep waves last night...drivin thru town I see a kid in a

TJ pulled over by the cops...cops writing the ticket and out comes the arm to wave to me.....priceless !
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Old 08-03-2013, 07:52 AM   #55
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Now that's dedication.
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In Ellington, most all wave. I work in Agawam,Southwick MA area and get a lot of waves on my way home from work. After a rough day of work, it is a great lift to my spirit to get a wave!
I'm from Enfield and work in agawam. I get a few waves going down 57 and 5 coming home
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Was out with the family today coming home on 384 and came across another jeep.. The best thing is he was in his Air Force fatigues and when he gave us a thumbs up my wife, daughter, and I all gave him the thumbs up and waves. Wish I could shake his hand and thank him for his service.
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I'm from Enfield and work in agawam. I get a few waves going down 57 and 5 coming home
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Soap box time; what is up with CT Jeepers for the past two weeks while I have been out and about I have been waving at every Jeep that I have past or come across and have only gotten back about 3 waves. What's up with that???

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Soap box time; what is up with CT Jeepers for the past two weeks while I have been out and about I have been waving at every Jeep that I have past or come across and have only gotten back about 3 waves. What's up with that???

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Some people are clueless, some people have (apparently), much on their mind, some are spacing out (great to know that they are doing that while driving), and some simply don't care.....don't stop waving...if you wave to folks mike me, which I am willing to bet I will beat you to that anyways, you will get one back...and that is a fact.

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