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Old 02-25-2017, 03:05 PM
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Jeep Wave

Maybe it's just because I've only owned Wranglers before but is the Jeep wave a thing with the full size models? I've tried waving at a few Wranglers and just get nothing in return.
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Old 02-25-2017, 03:20 PM
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Wranglers are a dime a dozen so generally you're not going to get a wave. The FSJ on the other hand is a magnificent beast worthy of a wave at the very least. Every so often however I come across an fsj owner who has absolutely no clue what they are driving. These individuals should surrender ownership to someone more deserving.
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Old 02-25-2017, 03:36 PM
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Big reason why I upgraded

I saw to many Wranglers on the road and came across a true find, an older guy was getting rid of his running, low rust 88 GW. I have found that I have abandoned my new car for the Woody and my goal is to make it my daily driver.
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Old 02-25-2017, 09:21 PM
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Very few of the wrangler people know what the Jeep wave is, or the protocall to it. Newest wave first. There have been a few that wave, and a few who wave frantically, but most haven't a clue!
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Old 02-25-2017, 10:03 PM
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I wave at smart cars...
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Old 02-26-2017, 12:23 AM
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I saw to many Wranglers on the road and came across a true find, an older guy was getting rid of his running, low rust 88 GW. I have found that I have abandoned my new car for the Woody and my goal is to make it my daily driver.


I've tried to a few times but honestly I think most of them don't even know I'm IN a jeep.
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Old 02-26-2017, 06:35 AM
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Maybe it's just because I've only owned Wranglers before but is the Jeep wave a thing with the full size models? I've tried waving at a few Wranglers and just get nothing in return.

Over the years, I've developed mixed feelings about the Jeep Wave. With my first Jeep, (a '77 CJ7,back in 1981) I'd willingly give a wave to the other CJ's. The wave seem well-received.

Then as the years went by, when the different models of little jeeps came out, people didn't know if you should wave, who waves to whom, etc.

So, I still drive a '79 CJ5, and I wave at all the other little jeeps, sometimes reluctantly so. There are times that I know that the other driver ( in any model of Wrangler) saw me, but some people just refuse to give in and wave back. Like true rebels...

So, I still wave, but don't always expect a wave in return. Sometimes I'm tempted to give a one-finger wave.....

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Old 02-26-2017, 09:29 AM
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Wranglers are a dime a dozen so generally you're not going to get a wave. The FSJ on the other hand is a magnificent beast worthy of a wave at the very least. Every so often however I come across an fsj owner who has absolutely no clue what they are driving. These individuals should surrender ownership to someone more deserving.
This is a great post. Well done, sir
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Old 02-27-2017, 02:07 AM
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I wave at smart cars...

BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

In this area of Southern California where MANY people write huge checks for their "Jeeps" and the work that is done on them, most don't even realize that a FSJ is a Jeep. I know people that have spent more money on fender flares or LED lighting then I spent on my entire rig, yet those same Jeeps have wonderfully spotless undercarriages from their lack of off road usage. To them, a Jeep is a CJ or a Wrangler. To me a Jeep is a beastly, dirty, gas guzzling, off roader that can be used on the street. Therefore, I would rather wave to a trail thrashed XJ or (dare I say) trail thrashed Liberty than a pristinely "built" Wrangler. But maybe that's just me.

Smart cars: HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!
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Old 02-28-2017, 10:47 PM
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In my area of the country, Red Neck Idaho, about 1 in 5 Jeep owners wave. However, Once you are out of city limits and on back county roads, everyone waves no matter the vehicle. It's the country "Hey" wave. Whether you know them or not, they will wave.

Now, in the city is completely different. Older CJs will wave. Some TJs will wave. If it's muddy, yes, they wave. If it has a lift, street tires and a booming stereo, no. ZJ, Liberty, new fangled car looking thing and the boxy thing drivers do not wave. XJs that have gear for off roading will have but most dont.

I don't know if anyone has taken the time to explain this to Jeep owners.
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Old 03-01-2017, 12:43 AM
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hmm the Jeep Wave ... I've only had one random guy in a jeep (another XJ) I don't know, wave at me when in the Cherokee. Don't know if he thought I was someone else, or if it was a jeep wave. In the wagon, I get nothing from random people in other Jeeps. Well, other than maybe a few looks. There are no other FSJ's in town that i've seen, so mines the local oddity...

Just like deckroid, a number of people, when out of town wave, and I wave back. Though, most of them I do know, and the one's I don't, I see around a lot.
So, is the "True" Jeep wave special in anyway, or is it just a regular wave?
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JK drivers don't wave, too busy primping in the rear view mirror. I've noticed that the Jeeps that are obviously driven by Jeep enthusiasts wave, and I'll happily wave back. Even had a J10 reach out for a flying five driving down a residential road, I obliged.
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Old 03-01-2017, 11:31 AM
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Even had a J10 reach out for a flying five driving down a residential road, I obliged.

That. Is. Awesome. I am so jealous. I wish I had a cool Jeep story like that. Hopefully some day.

Respect to you, rockrollin.
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Old 03-02-2017, 10:07 AM
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Very few of the wrangler people know what the Jeep wave is, or the protocall to it. Newest wave first. There have been a few that wave, and a few who wave frantically, but most haven't a clue!


Newest wave first? How petty is that?

I wasn't aware there was such snobbery in the Jeep community.

Maybe that's why so few JK owners wave. None of the older snobs wave so they haven't learned to acknowledge other Jeeps.
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Old 03-02-2017, 11:13 AM
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Older snobs??? No,im hardly a snob, bought my 1st CJ in 1977, and the coolthing about em, was they were cheap and could take u anywhere, and when u had a problem, other jeep guys would be more than happy to help ya. Now, u get waved at thru the windshield of an air conditioned cabin, cause ya don't want to take the top off, too much of a hassle, gotta protect the stereo, gotcha. Never all those doors, well why did ya buy that $40k+ thing anyway???, oh yeah, to be cool, and just call AAA, and have it towed to the dealer when it breaks. I remember when the YJ came out, us CJ guys, we all hated them too!!! Square headlights!!! On a Jeep???

My daily is an 85 CJ7 now with a sbc, and it growls, just the way I like it, and my hardtop is never on, I have a garage, but shes out year round, top off, not if it's snowing tho. [guess I'm too old] Lol. For me the wave is for a select few that get it. And I think we all agree, 4 door Jeeps are minivans. Right???

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Haha. I call em H4's. Look like mini H3's though not really much smaller.
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I find that modified Jeeps will wave back, they get it.

The high school cheerleader in her stock 2016 Wrangler that Daddy bought typically doesn't have a clue.
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Old 03-12-2017, 07:50 AM
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Lot's of Wranglers here in Phx. I wave at the newer ones if they are modified for off road. I get a wave back about half of the time. I also wave at the old Bronco's, Blazer's, and Ramcharger's and usually get a response.

They guys with the modified XJ's are the best at waving back.

A lot depends on the street and traffic. It's hard to get a wave from a Wrangler 4 lanes over in traffic.

Obviously out on the trail you get more waves. And I have taken to actually wheeling with some of them:





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