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BiffysGecko 03-19-2013 10:52 AM

New to this Jeep Thing
So since I'm new to this Jeep thing I have a question.

Is it common for Jeep people to wave at each other? I've had other vehicles (came from mustangs) I've driven vettes (they wave at each other) ridden on Harley's (they wave at each other) but the ranger no one waved, the 4Runner no one waved, the 2 mustangs (1 being a 66) no one waved. I get in my Jeep and all these other wranglers going down the road are waving at my, my kids are asking if I know these people. I tell them I don't that they are just other Jeep owners and it must be a Jeep thing..... So now here I am asking, is it a Jeep thing?


DrewG 03-19-2013 12:47 PM

Yup! Sure is - same type deal with Harleys and Vettes.
Just watch out in there - seems to be a lot of "Class Warfare"...Older models vs JKs and whatnot. I wave to every Jeep I notice. Truth be told, I do space out quite a bit while driving, so if I don't wave, but have this real glazed over's nothing personal.

dadrunamok 03-29-2013 11:25 AM

It's a Jeep thing. Of all the pleasant surprises I got when I finally pulled the trigger on the purchase, that one was near the top of the list.

Chilly03 03-29-2013 04:27 PM

I've always driven cherokees until now..... well still have my cherokees but... cherokee owners will only wave to others with mods. Wranglers are different... no matter what they get a wave:wavey:

Wranglin4Life 04-01-2013 03:36 PM

I wave to every wrangler no matter what year. Just a cool thing I guess. Happened a lot when I had my JK and now even more in my YJ. I always wave

BuLLitz 04-01-2013 03:50 PM

Isnt the origin of the jeep wave from the military? Long history....

Chilly03 04-02-2013 07:46 AM

It's the JEEP WAVE!


The Jeep Wave: An honor bestowed upon those drivers with the superior intelligence, taste, class, and discomfort tolerance to own the ultimate vehicle - the Jeep. Generally consists of vigorous side-to-side motion of one or both hands, but may be modified to suit circumstances and locally accepted etiquette. Examples of commonly accepted modifications:

* Top off: One handed wave above windshield or outside
body tub
* Top off during blizzard: Shiver and nod, hands may remain
frozen to steering wheel
* Southern/rural locations: Raise fingers from steering wheel,

It's not what you buy, it's what you build and what you do with it.

In keeping with this cardinal rule of Jeeping, categories have been established to account for each part of the equation.

These categories are:

* The Jeep Waving Hierarchy: Based on the vehicle itself.
Takes into account the nostalgia factor, the discomfort
tolerance quotient, and the amount of owner dedication
required to maintain the steed.
* The Modifying Sub-categories: Based on what you do with
your Jeep.
* Equipment Adjustments: What you build.

General Rules:

1. All Jeepers are responsible for upholding the tradition of
the Wave. Upon contact with a higher scoring Jeep, a
Jeeper is required to initiate the Wave, and continue the
Wave until:

1. The Wave is returned
2. The Wave is blatantly disregarded
3. The higher scoring vehicle has passed by and is out of

2. All Jeepers are required to return the Wave, unless the
initiating vehicle is clearly has a negative (below 0) score.

3. All Jeepers are encouraged, but not required, to return the
Wave to negative balance vehicles, and take any
opportunity presented to guide and mentor them about their
responsibilities to their Jeeps in the hopes that they can
correct the error of their ways.

4. When unsure of status or wave requirements of a particular
encounter or unable to completely assess the other Jeep's
score quickly enough to ensure that the proper Jeep Wave
Etiquette rules are followed, immediately initiate wave.

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