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Today 02:33 AM
Rock Kicker
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Originally Posted by JS1990 View Post
I know there have probably been a billion threads on this topic, but it's something that I would like to hear what the WF community feels about it. I remember years ago riding around in my buddies new(to him) '97 tj and all 4 of us waving to other wranglers, it was the coolest little thing to be apart of! Few things to get the thread started: Do you give the wave to all wranglers or just TJs? Anyone you specifically don't wave at? Have you found any specific "stereotype" that doesn't generally wave back?
87.4% of statistics are made up...

If it is a Jeep with a removable top...Wave!!!
If it's a Jeep Cherokee XJ (modded)...Wave, out of respect for their enthusiasm for off-roading
If it's a Jeep Grand Cherokee (modded)...Might as well wave.

Some will say you only wave to Wranglers. It's up to you. If it's a Jeep and you can tell that they respect the name/brand and the lifestyle, why not show some camaraderie?

However, liberties get no respect from me as true off road rigs, lol. But that's just me.

Hummers...I will never wave to one. If it's a Humvee, that's a whole nother' story. But H2s and H3s...I return a one finger wave to those tools. But that is just my preference. Wave to whomever you want. Just wave.

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Today 02:30 AM
PaulMcHale Coolest wave was at a light. We both pulled up at same time but a lane apart. She was a little cutie. I waved and gave my gome pyle impression. I can't stop when I'm driving a Jeep. She paused. I drove off.

Next light she pulled up two lanes over (I was turning) and waved with the cutest smile and "yeah, I get it, we are both goofy" look. She was from out of town. Older Jeep. It was just an awesome moment.
Today 01:36 AM
Daisy Stormtrooper
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Originally Posted by TJBJ View Post
I wave at any wrangler or any modified other jeep (lifted Cherokees or anyone that looks like they have an interest in jeeps). I usually don't wave at most jks unless they wave first. I hate when I wave at a soccer mom in a jku and they give me the "who the fuck are you?" Look. I'd swear that 8/10 jks don't even bat an eye when I pass. Makes me mad how a very awesome brotherhood/tradition is kinda dying.
Had this exact scenario happen from a JKU soccer mom today--next to me at a light and everything, but too busy to wave...

Really irritated this JK soccer mom.
Today 12:16 AM
06t I wave at all Wranglers.
95% wave back!
Today 12:12 AM
Scruffy Wilson I wave at all wranglers. . and moded 4x4 if they wave 1st..

I have noticed that if you get to "excited" with your wave you will most likely scar a JKer away.. but if you do just a simple lifting of your driving hand they will do the same. . 6 of 10 if its simple wave back. . 1 of 10 if your to geeked..

TJs seem to respond with w/e you gave them.. be it the steering wheel, hand out windows or the frantic special wave.. 7 of 10 wave back

CJs-YJs really depends... if its stock and you are stock they wave but wont wave to a moded one.. same goes for modded cjs and yjs.. only seem to wave to other modded jeeps.. also noticed they seem to be the most excited about the wave of any model group. . 7 of 10
Yesterday 11:58 PM
hosejockey61
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Originally Posted by JS1990 View Post
I know there have probably been a billion threads on this topic
Make it a billion and one
Yesterday 11:53 PM
TJBJ I wave at any wrangler or any modified other jeep (lifted Cherokees or anyone that looks like they have an interest in jeeps). I usually don't wave at most jks unless they wave first. I hate when I wave at a soccer mom in a jku and they give me the "who the fuck are you?" Look. I'd swear that 8/10 jks don't even bat an eye when I pass. Makes me mad how a very awesome brotherhood/tradition is kinda dying.
Yesterday 12:16 PM
IndianaBones http://www.wranglerforum.com/f19/off...ead-19088.html
Yesterday 12:06 PM
JS1990
The Wrangler Wave

I know there have probably been a billion threads on this topic, but it's something that I would like to hear what the WF community feels about it.

I remember years ago riding around in my buddies new(to him) '97 tj and all 4 of us waving to other wranglers, it was the coolest little thing to be apart of!

Few things to get the thread started:

Do you give the wave to all wranglers or just TJs?

Anyone you specifically don't wave at?

Have you found any specific "stereotype" that doesn't generally wave back?
12-21-2014 05:55 PM
Rock Kicker Lol, so I must have looked like an idiot...
JKU pulls up behind me, then begins to pass. As he starts to get in front of me I notice his gas cap door open and cap hanging out. I start pulling up next to him at a light to tell him. I wave to get his attention, shout out the window, point, honk...the guy just wouldn't turn his head in my direction. He finally does as the light turns green, then just gives me the, "alright, alright, I'll wave..." Then floors it. He'll see it next time he goes to gas up, along with possible minor scratches from it slamming over and over against his paint...along with a possible bad seal, evap code on the engine light, or even just a plain ol' missing cap...I tried, buddy.
12-21-2014 12:04 AM
Daisy Stormtrooper I always get compliments on my JK from the teens at the drive-thru windows. (Don't judge my unhealthy eating habits! )
The other day, two kids were talking to me at the Chick Fil A window, and one said, "one of these days I'm going to get a Jeep like this!"
I smiled, told him about the Wave ("Google it--it's a real thing.") and his buddy pipes in with....(get ready...)

"Subarus do that too! Subaru drivers have a special wave to each other too!"
12-20-2014 10:34 PM
Yoga-Mud-Sand Thanks everyone. I was starting to get discouraged that I wasn't getting the wave returned. Some weren't even looking at me. But I've determined to wave at every jeep. I tell myself that I'm waving as a salute to the history and sacrifice of the jeep. Not the driver. If they return the wave or not is no longer as big of a concern.......BUT I SURE DO GET HAPPY WHEN THEY DO!
12-19-2014 11:47 AM
Pittsburghwrangler
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Originally Posted by andymac40330 View Post
I definitely seem to get more response after I got the 33's and leveling kit installed earlier this week.
generally the more modded a jeep is the more people wave, im not sure if it makes them more noticeable or if it just changes peoples reactions but I have found it to be true.
12-19-2014 05:27 AM
andymac40330 I definitely seem to get more response after I got the 33's and leveling kit installed earlier this week.
12-18-2014 11:03 PM
Mad Mac Hmm. I too have had the impulse to wave to Jeeps when I am driving one of my non-Jeep vehicles. I'm new here, but maybe the Jeep wave should be expanded to include when not in your own Jeep. Then Jeep drivers would know that the other person is also a Jeep enthusiast, just not in their Jeep at the time.
12-18-2014 09:42 PM
Rock Kicker
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Originally Posted by Dusthol View Post
I catch myself while I'm driving the bus doing this
Lol, funny timing. I got a wave from a school bus driver wearing a Santa hat today. Waved back out of auto-reaction then thought, did that just happen?
12-18-2014 02:28 PM
Dusthol
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Originally Posted by Beastmaster View Post

Pretty soon you'll be waving at Jeeps wether you are driving one or not.
I catch myself while I'm driving the bus doing this
12-18-2014 01:11 PM
Beastmaster
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Originally Posted by Jus Jim View Post
Exchanged the first wave today (picked up my ruby monday). Still have to train the brain to pay attention.
Pretty soon you'll be waving at Jeeps wether you are driving one or not.
12-17-2014 06:34 PM
Jus Jim Exchanged the first wave today (picked up my ruby monday). Still have to train the brain to pay attention.
12-17-2014 06:25 PM
flowerfistandbestialwail
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Originally Posted by Gabylee View Post
Without going back over all the treads, Does raising the four fingers, with keeping the thumb on the wheel, still count as a wave?
Yup.
12-17-2014 06:18 PM
Gabylee Without going back over all the treads, Does raising the four fingers, with keeping the thumb on the wheel, still count as a wave?
12-17-2014 02:59 PM
flowerfistandbestialwail
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Originally Posted by RoadiJeff View Post
My wife noted the other day that she now gets more waves since she installed the reindeer antlers and Rudolph nose on her Jeep.
Did a Christmas charity cruise last weekend where we all stripped out tops & doors and strung lights... Drivers of all kinds of vehicles were waving let me tell ya
12-17-2014 12:29 PM
RoadiJeff My wife noted the other day that she now gets more waves since she installed the reindeer antlers and Rudolph nose on her Jeep.

12-17-2014 10:59 AM
Kadonny I probably get 75% response back...pretty good I think.
12-14-2014 11:18 PM
Jancie I am getting return waves when driving my mail delivery jeep now. I think I throw people off because they don't expect a mail delivery person to wave especially since I am driving a stock JKU with RH drive but even the modified jeeps are waving back to me now.
12-14-2014 06:27 PM
muchomacho I am so glad to hear all of you jeepers are keeping the wave going. I just moved to South Florida and bought my 4th Jeep. I wave to everybody. tj's yj's four doors, stock or mod I love to wave. But I'll be honest people down here don't wave back. Maybe 1 in 15 is waving. The rest are stuck on their phones or look at me like I'm trying to start a fight. Keep the wave going.
12-12-2014 11:40 PM
Rock Kicker
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Originally Posted by marktaylor View Post
Got to be on the receiving end of a wave today on my way to lunch. Had a coworker with me who asked if I knew the other guy when I waved back...I told him, "it's a Jeep thing, you wouldn't understand".
Perfectly timed response!
12-12-2014 11:08 PM
janiem Love the wave! 5 for 5 today! I wave even as the passenger. Figure i have the "right" even if mine is at home in the garage")
12-12-2014 09:21 PM
marktaylor Got to be on the receiving end of a wave today on my way to lunch. Had a coworker with me who asked if I knew the other guy when I waved back...I told him, "it's a Jeep thing, you wouldn't understand".
12-11-2014 09:31 AM
Rock Kicker
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Originally Posted by Pittsburghwrangler View Post
Same problem here. the only waves I get are in the morning on my way to work. when I get out at 7 its already dark.
The sun goes down and it's pitch black by 4:30/5 here. No daylight waves because people are death-gripping their steering wheels, lol. Snow and ice + steep grade mountain roads...I'd rather my wave be ignored than be hit by someone not paying attention. I don't really look at the other driver for a return, just raise a few fingers and keep my eyes strait ahead. I like adding and upgrading my TJ, not repairing it!
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