The Jeep wave originated out of a recognition that people driving CJ's and military surplus Willy's were enduring a miserable drive caused by the SWB attributes of thier vehicles. This tradition has continued as the YJ, TJ and JK have remained among the most uncomfortable vehicles on the road. This will never change while the wheel base remains short.
'00 TJ With toys, lift and tires.
'10 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad 4x4. Daily driver and tow rig
'05 Dodge Neon. Wifes daily driver and gas sipper.
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Other cars and especially motorcyclists (particularly Harley riders) have some sort of "wave". The cars I know of with a recognized "wave" are Vettes, Miatas and modified Muscle Cars give a . I think Porsches, particularly older ones and British sports cars also acknowledge each other in some way.
This is like the 3rd forum I've been on where long, drawn out threads about waving are discussed.
2005 Solar Yellow TJ Sport
Yellow Jeep Club Member #123
Originally Posted by Sniper111
Nothing like going topless with some Kid Rock blasting looking down on the rice boys with their dropped Civics wondering what Japanese steel would look like under the Mickey Thompsons.
One group who don't usually wave (around here at least) is chicks. Whats up with that...I mean I guess they missed the memo or something...
lmao. Usually all the good looking girls wave to me. (No, it's not weird, I'm still a "teen"..haha)
It seems to me that alot of older guys don't wave, they are in a bad mood or something...I don't know.
I was just going on a road trip and my mom wanted to drive so I was sitting passenger and everytime I saw another Wrangler, they would wave and since my mom didn't I would. It was hilarious, then my mom was all "ahhh crap I forgot" hahaha.
It's easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top.
-Henry Ward Beecher
Current - '98 Black Z28 with some goodies
Previous - '97 Gun Metal Blue TJ
I have noticed that few people wave to me now that I'm in the JK (I've only had one return in the last week). The wave was common when I drove the TJ and the two wranglers before that. I don't know if people are uneducated about the wave or if they're being snobs.
In short, I believe I can speak for myself and at least a couple of people out there, The Jeep was built for the war era, as almost an American tradition, as it won the war and then the hearts of Americans afterward. Now, I myself am sorry to see this wonderful American tradition, no, legend be thrown out the window to another country to make all the decisions for it and to engineer it more towards city dwelling and the yuppie class rather than those who really have use for it in the country. (sorry city-wheelers, no offense if you use it for what its made for) but to answer the question, I will continue to wave because we are as someone else said, "one big family"
1991 Red YJ - 2.5L
1988 Red YJ -304ci
1989 OD XJ- 4.0L
I am glad to wave I have owned my TJ for 10 years and I still prefer mine to the JK BUT I have kids now and I will probably go the JK route in a few years myself. It just makes more sense for my family and safety. I hate the fact that I can't drive my daughter around in my Jeep! My wife and daughter both love my TJ but we never drive it because of the safety aspect and the room.
Sorry, I got a little side tracked.....Basically I don't think of it as a "yuppie" vehicle just a kid friendly version of the TJ.
I will always prefer my TJ but for a family the JK makes a lot of sense.
97 Wrangler Sport 4.0L.
3" BDS Lift, 4.11 gears, Tera Disco's, Rusty's Air tube, Rusty's adj. track bars, Class III Hitch, "Generic" Hi-Lift, 33 MT's on 8" black wheels, CB, etc. etc. etc.
03 Toyota Sequioa 4x4: Loaded with all options but basically stock. This is the family hauler.......Miss the WJ but we need more room....
Yeah, basically its the person in the jeep, not the jeep. I've had soccer moms pull up next to me in their "Barbie" Jeep tj stocker and never look over at me in my '82 Scrambler, hell they probably dont even know its a jeep. On the other hand I've had people in GC's and libertys almost have wrecks trying to look at it, so you never know...so try to give everyone the benefit of the doubt, take initiative, and WAVE
Do you guys think they deserve a wave or are they too yuppy?
I'll wave...to be nice and if they wave first, but I know it'll kill me inside. I absolutly hate the new JK's and personally feel that the 05 line of Jeep Wranglers was the last true offroaders choice.
I mean come on optional 4wd, independent suspension, and power windows? I'm ashamed that the Rubi I bought off the lot had air conditioning let alone power windows.
I know that CJ and to an extent YJ owners feel the TJ is a yuppy Jeep, but at least they still feel like a Wrangler. These new JK's look like your typical SUV that won't see even a dirt road.
Not to you. Why would you post this on a JK sight. I would have never thought about buying a CJ or TJ or and other J. I like the JK becasue of the four doors and if I could have got leather seats I would have. Oh yeah I will probably never go true off roading.