It’s been four months since she joined the family. About time I got around to sending out the birth announcement.
Born 4,521 lbs. [Although far more portly now.]
2016 JKU Hard Rock
Ursa Minor top
AEV 2.5” lift with geo brackets
AEV Saltas in matte black
BFG KO2’s in 34-10.5-17
Alpine ILX-107 Wireless CarPlay
Rhino Rack BatWing Compact awning
Morryde Jeep Kitchen
Dometic CFX35W Fridge
Primus Kinjia Stove
JL Hood latches
And a bunch of other crap I can’t remember at time of writing
When I picked her up she had just over 8k miles on the clock. And by the looks of it, she spent those miles stuck in bumper to bumper traffic in Los Angeles. Like many of her siblings around here, I’m pretty sure she was never taken to the country to run wild.
My original plan was a 2 door. But during the obsessive image gathering stage pre purchase, stories of Dan Grec and Chris from Venture4wd started to swing me towards the 4 door. More specifically a 4 door with an Ursa Minor top.
Here she was day one:
Fifteen days later - after a topless drive down in the rain - she was at Ursa Minor Vehicles in San Diego getting the house installed:
Somewhere in between I managed to swear my way through the installation of the Alpine ILX-107. Wireless CarPlay is freakin awesome. Such a little detail, but being able to jump in the Jeep and have everything pick up where you left off is brilliant. had a temp solution for wireless charging as well until it cacked out. Have a fairly slick [if I say so myself] solution designed. More on this later..
After months and months of planning, and two weeks of ownership, Moose was finally coming into shape. As the sun set, I left Ursa Minor and booked it to Joshua Tree to have the first night’s sleep: