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maguro

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I only wave to other JL Rubicons which have the LED package.

But seriously, I've come across hundreds of other wranglers of various generations and I've only exchanged waves with ONE other wrangler driver. And that was someone who was visiting from Florida. I don't bother anymore.
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Is there a special form of wave or just any will do. Just got a HellaYella 2dr JL. Don't want to send the wrong signal. LOL
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Here's Some of the Tradition
Warning: Owning, registering, insuring, or driving a Jeep implies knowledge of and intent to abide by the following rules, regulations, and guidelines. Failure to obey the letter or spirit of the rules may result in your being ignored by other Jeep owners as you sit along the side of the road next to your stalled vehicle in a blizzard surrounded by Saturns, Yugos, and Hyundais.Jeep Nation

THE JEEP WAVE HIERARCHY
If you thought the Jeep Wave was just about a wave, then you thought wrong. In addition to the Jeep Wave, there is also a Jeep Wave Hierarchy. The Jeep Wave Hierarchy is based on a scoring system with three categories. The first category is based on the vehicle itself. This takes into account the nostalgia factor, the discomfort tolerance quotient, and the amount of owner dedication required to maintain the Jeep. For example, CJ models will rank higher than TJ’s or Cherokee’s.
The next category is based on what you do with your Jeep. Do you have your Jeeps top on or off? Is your Jeep covered in mud or sparkling clean? More points are scored for the dirtier your Jeep is and less protected the Jeep occupants are from the elements. Points may be subtracted for Jeeps which are sparkling clean and look brand-new.

The rest of the categories are based on equipment adjustments that you’ve done to your Jeep. Have you made any changes to the engine? Added any new tires or raised your jeep farther off the ground? Does your Jeep have any additional accessories such as a snorkel or winch? This category is meant to separate the hardcore Jeepers that spend their weekend's rock crawling from the daily driver Jeeps.

The higher your score, the higher you are in the Jeep Wave Hierarchy. Typically a Jeep with a lower score is required to initiate the Jeep Wave, however, it is usually impossible to calculate another driver’s Jeep score in only a few seconds. What matters most is not how high your score is, or whether or not your Jeep is a daily driver or traversing the steepest mountains, it’s to be part of the Jeep family. And that is what the Jeep Wave is all about.



 

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I pulled up behind another JL this weekend with a young girl behind the wheel. She had the Freedom panels off and doors off. All of a sudden a head popped out from the drivers seat, looked back and with the biggest grin she shot me a wave ...:)
Thats what Im talkin about!
 

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Ive been in Jeeps almost 30 years. CJ/YJ/TJs. We always waved. ALWAYS...
Ive only been in my JL for about a week and I notice the wave is only about 50% for the JK/JL community. Honestly, I could care less. Ill still wave.
 

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The JL is my third 2 door Wrangler. I always try to wave. There are so many Wranglers driving around here in North Central, PA that you might as well keep the two fingers up at all times. The only drivers that I find rarely wave are women in unlimited Wranglers. Not trying to be sexist. Just my observation.
Noticed that as well. I wave and enjoy the connection.
 

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I wave, but don't expect anything back...

I'm sure I get a few peace signs or return waves. But between the polarized sunglasses, tinted windshield I can't make out any return gesture.
 

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I'm still a new Jeep owner (coming up on 30 days) and I have at every Wrangler I notice. Lots of waves returned in the Outer Banks last week. It doesn't seem to be a Richmond, VA thing, but I'll keep doing it. It's fun and also makes me more mindful while driving.
 
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