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Today 06:27 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by Cameron22 View Post
I have had my Jeep for a year now and have run into a couple questions along the way. This thread is simply for my own interest to learn about how other Jeepers approach these encounters: 1. Driving in the dark (do you flash your high beams, off road lights, etc.) 2. Do you wave to somebody driving a truck, RV, etc. with a Wrangler being towed behind? 3. Are there specific Wranglers (year range, unlimited vs 2-door, modded), Jeeps (in general), or Built-Up (for offroading) cars that you'll wave to? Thanks. Again, this thread is simply to understand how others do it.
Cameron,
Wave threads come up often. We try and keep them all in one place. You'll notice the post was merged in with the official wave thread. I left a 1 day redirect.
Today 06:18 PM
Cameron22
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Originally Posted by MOPWR2U View Post
The Jeep wave in the city is hit or miss, and typically well less than half of other Jeep owners wave. Off road is a different story, and the Jeep wave approaches 100 percent. Just today I did a 68 mile off road trip, over some rough and rocky two track roads. We met four other vehicles coming the other way, and three of them were Jeeps. All three Jeep owners waved, some initiated the wave, others returned our wave, but they all waved.
I've had the same things happen to me. In my experience, the completely stock Jeeps tend to wave less than the built-up ones, but that's just been me. Seems like Jeep should advertise "the wave" so that everyone understands it and participates in it.
Today 06:17 PM
Brunoranger I think you're looking a little too much into it

But I would assume that at night, you're SOL on the wave. Don't flash people for no reason, even other Jeeps. I would include trailer'd Jeeps.

It should be all Wranglers IMO though you're going to get a lottttt of soccer moms and people who don't understand enough to do it, so don't be mad when they don't wave back. I used to ride sport bikes for a while, and would not wave every so often to other riders as you're supposed to out of courtesy but certain times you just can't do it or don't see it. Don't take it personal!
Today 06:16 PM
MOPWR2U The Jeep wave in the city is hit or miss, and typically well less than half of other Jeep owners wave. Off road is a different story, and the Jeep wave approaches 100 percent. Just today I did a 68 mile off road trip, over some rough and rocky two track roads. We met four other vehicles coming the other way, and three of them were Jeeps. All three Jeep owners waved, some initiated the wave, others returned our wave, but they all waved.
Today 06:09 PM
Cameron22
Jeep Wave

I have had my Jeep for a year now and have run into a couple questions along the way. This thread is simply for my own interest to learn about how other Jeepers approach these encounters:

1. Driving in the dark (do you flash your high beams, off road lights, etc.)
2. Do you wave to somebody driving a truck, RV, etc. with a Wrangler being towed behind?
3. Are there specific Wranglers (year range, unlimited vs 2-door, modded), Jeeps (in general), or Built-Up (for offroading) cars that you'll wave to?

Thanks. Again, this thread is simply to understand how others do it.
Today 11:55 AM
Sucker Punch This is totally me -



So yes, I wave at ALL Jeeps. At first it upset me a little when I didn't get the wave back -


But now I really could care less. 90% of the time I get a great wave from modified Jeeps. I'm probably around 60 to 70% on JK, JKU, and any stock Jeep. Oh well.
Today 10:15 AM
Holly JR
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Originally Posted by Tate07 View Post
It's a TJ thing for sure. Most guys that drive tjs love their jeeps. Those that pay the jk price are kinda like Hummer owners.
Seriously...enough already.

JK owners are not "kinda like Hummer owners" because we pay the JK price. Is it so horrible to have new people join the Jeep community? It is such an exclusive club only for pre-JK owners? There isn't a single person in my family or extended family that have ever owned a Jeep (CJ, TJ, etc.), so I was the first. I wasn't educated about the wave until joining this forum. I had no idea it was a tradition. I waved because I'm a friendly person and thought it was cool that Jeepers were waving at me.

On July 4, 2011, I leased a JK. *GASP* *OMG* leased! No! I wasn't sure I'd like driving a Jeep, so I leased one. I fell in love instantly. I turned in my JK 10/8 and was stuck driving my Camaro for two weeks before I ordered my new JK. Yes...ordered it...paid the "high" JK price. My Camaro was $40K so the price of the Rubicon wasn't some sort of sticker shock to me. I'm not a Hummer owner. I, like the majority of you in this forum, like to go off-road...get muddy...I believe that you don't wash your Jeep, you wheel it through a river!

There are only so many pre-JK models out there. Are we not supposed to grow the Jeep family? I guess the whole tradition of being a Jeep owner and a waver is supposed to die with the last TJ. Y'all are being snobby. To me, THAT's "kinda like a Hummer owner[s]".

It is up to us (ALL of us) to maintain the tradition. Wave at all Jeeps. Eventually they'll all learn to wave back.
Today 09:37 AM
Beastmaster
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Originally Posted by m998dna View Post
Yes, contagious to the point they move wave threads to a quarantined area..

you'll see. It just takes time for the mods to sniff this out.




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Originally Posted by Barrie View Post
Because if they didn't this would be a forum full of nothing but senseless wave threads.
Hence the official wave thread.

Not quarantined, just rolled into the official thread
Yesterday 11:40 PM
jumplikeawillys
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Originally Posted by Pittsburghwrangler View Post

If I'm ever in Boston I'll give you a super wave to make up for my fellow YJer's
I appreciate that. There are two yj Saharas I see on a semi regular basis same olive green color one lifted one not and neither of them wave back. And I have a soft spot for yj's because my cousin's was the first jeep I ever rode in.
Yesterday 08:44 PM
Pittsburghwrangler
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Originally Posted by jumplikeawillys View Post
I did my part to pass the jeep wave onto a new owner that didn't know about it. This guy that works for the landlord at work just bought a 15 jku Sahara. I gave him a few pointers about the hard top and a few other things but I told him the most important thing is to wave to other wranglers/cj's no matter the flavor. Hopefully he listens.

Here in the greater Boston area I get a better than 50% wave return rate. I usually get blown off by tj and yj drivers but its fine. It's their loss. I first learned of the jeep wave back in the late 90's when my cousin bought his 89 yj.

So if you see my '14 Sahara around Boston just wave. It won't kill you I promise
If I'm ever in Boston I'll give you a super wave to make up for my fellow YJer's
Yesterday 08:38 PM
Barrie
Quote:
Originally Posted by m998dna View Post
Yes, contagious to the point they move wave threads to a quarantined area..

you'll see. It just takes time for the mods to sniff this out.




.

Because if they didn't this would be a forum full of nothing but senseless wave threads.
Hence the official wave thread.
Yesterday 08:28 PM
Guns Up-USMC My new girlfriend loves it as well.First time in the Jeep she saw me waving at them and figured I knew them.So I told her about the Jeep wave and know she rolls down the windows and waves at other Jeeps.

Funniest one was another Jeep was flipping off a car for what ever reason and cursing them out.As we are passing by them on the street my girlfriend rolls down the windows I slow down to hear the commotion and the fellow Jeeper in the middle of cursing some one out smiles and waves back then continues pummeling insults at another driver.

Good times.
Yesterday 08:23 PM
bluedevil1 The first Wrangler I bought was a 93 from a Jeep dealer in Tacoma. My salesman was obviously a veteran on the crew. He spent 15 minutes talking about the Wave, and how important it was that buyers of the new one with the "square headlights" continue the tradition. Thought he was a bit over the top at the time, but I've been doing it ever since!
Yesterday 08:18 PM
jumplikeawillys I did my part to pass the jeep wave onto a new owner that didn't know about it. This guy that works for the landlord at work just bought a 15 jku Sahara. I gave him a few pointers about the hard top and a few other things but I told him the most important thing is to wave to other wranglers/cj's no matter the flavor. Hopefully he listens.

Here in the greater Boston area I get a better than 50% wave return rate. I usually get blown off by tj and yj drivers but its fine. It's their loss. I first learned of the jeep wave back in the late 90's when my cousin bought his 89 yj.

So if you see my '14 Sahara around Boston just wave. It won't kill you I promise
Yesterday 12:44 PM
flyfishnevada Around here, everyone waves. It's kind of annoying. I live in a small rural valley and it's like a code or something. And it's pretty common to wave once you've left pavement. Out fishing, hunting, wheeling, almost everyone waves. Jeeps on the highway...not so much.

My best wave was when I pulled up across an intersection from a YJ on 37's, full roll cage, no top or door. As we crossed, I waved and the dude didn't expect it. I he kind of jumped and then did a quick wave as we passed. He looked shocked to get a wave from a then nearly stock JK.
Yesterday 10:10 AM
chucky cheese Saw a guy in a topless jeep who's toupe' was waving. Does that count. I gave him a thumbs up and he gave me a rug up.
Yesterday 09:38 AM
BLK2012 911 owners used to wave all the time, not sure if they do it now though.

Between the bike and the Jeep I've been waving since I was 17 years old, which is too many years to talk about.
Yesterday 05:18 AM
jkjeepowner
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Originally Posted by marktaylor View Post
I got waved at today by a guy in a construction truck. I'm guessing that his other vehicle is a Jeep.
Jajaja ,this is me too,when im on my box truck i wave at jeeps.
11-26-2014 10:55 PM
m998dna
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Originally Posted by rtkane View Post
When I first got my Jeep, I told my wife about the Jeep wave and felt kinda foolish at first waving to other Jeeps with her in the car and having probably only 40% wave back. I figured she was always thinking it was kind of silly.

However, she just told me that the other day she was driving her car (an Explorer) and saw a Jeep and started to wave at it before she caught herself realizing she wasn't in the Jeep.

How cool is that?

Yes, contagious to the point they move wave threads to a quarantined area..

you'll see. It just takes time for the mods to sniff this out.




.
11-26-2014 10:50 PM
Taffy in Canada Customized Volkswagens do the wave in Europe, felt great when I realized Wrangler owners did too
11-26-2014 10:44 PM
marktaylor I got waved at today by a guy in a construction truck. I'm guessing that his other vehicle is a Jeep.
11-26-2014 10:41 PM
Lerker I don't wave... at all. Think it's dumb. Most times, others don't wave at me, but sometimes they do, and get nothing back from me.

And also: my jeep is muddy. Very muddy.

I've owned Jeeps for a while, and been a part of the culture, but the whole wave thing... I guess I'm just not in to it.
11-26-2014 09:05 PM
Resist I felt pretty good today after a hot Blonde in a black JKU waved back, when initiated the wave.
11-26-2014 06:41 PM
Jetcop
Wave

Like the village idiot......Attachment 1680729
11-26-2014 06:38 PM
MyWhiteRubi I always wave it's a habit I can't catch myself no matter what I'm driving or riding in. I wish more of the JK'ers knew about the wave. I think I always get waves back from older jeepers but the JK'ers are hit and miss.
11-26-2014 06:33 PM
InfoJunkie I missed doing the wave for the years I didn't have a Jeep... It feels good to be back in the saddle again and I'm glad people still wave. The kids and my friends and family get a kick out of it too.
11-26-2014 05:51 PM
Old Dogger I also did it when I owned my Harley. (Harley riders wave to each other).
Also during my Corvette ownership, (they also wave to each other).
So it's, not just isolated to Wrangler Owners!!

It's just acknowledging, a common interest of Ownership, but in a nice friendly way..........
11-26-2014 05:18 PM
ATG I felt foolish at first, too. I realized the other day that I am disappointed how quickly it gets dark because I can't wave to other Jeeps in the dark. I don't know why, but it is fun.

My wife still makes fun of me, waving obnoxiously to parked and empty Jeeps. One day, someone will be sitting in one of those parked Jeeps and she will be mortified.
11-26-2014 05:05 PM
MrT That is cool. Good for her.
11-26-2014 10:04 AM
rtkane
Jeep Wave Contagious?

When I first got my Jeep, I told my wife about the Jeep wave and felt kinda foolish at first waving to other Jeeps with her in the car and having probably only 40% wave back. I figured she was always thinking it was kind of silly.

However, she just told me that the other day she was driving her car (an Explorer) and saw a Jeep and started to wave at it before she caught herself realizing she wasn't in the Jeep.

How cool is that?
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