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Old 2nd March 2011, 12:11   #1
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Raid De Himalaya 2011: Dates announced: From 8th October 2011 to 16th October 2011

Early Entry Fee Adventure: 48,000/-
(increased from 30,000/- last year)

Early Entry Fee Extreme: 40,000/-
(increased from 30,000/- last year)

Early entry starts from 1st of April 2011, so time now to start saving money.
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Jatin,
Are you going for Adventure or extreme?

Do you have a navigator?

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Old 2nd March 2011, 13:16   #3
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Yes, I am going.

95% in Adventure but 5% plans are for extreme (if funds raised in time)
we are two drivers without navigator,

Last year we participated in Gypsy. But this year if I found a good navigator I am thinking of participating in Maruti 800

I think I can complete the raid with Maruti 800, but we have to forget about ranking. Mere completion in a stock and basic car like Maruti 800 is biggest victory for me.

If I plan with Maruti 800 then we need at least two navigators, because in any case our gypsy will participate for sure, so one navigator for maruti and one for gypsy.

And one more thing: We are planning to participate as a team of 4 to 5 vehicles, so everybody interested is WELCOME

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isn't adventure supposed to be cheaper than extreme?
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isn't adventure supposed to be cheaper than extreme?
Yes for sure, even as per the raid website: if you are participating in Adventure you need some money, but if you are participating in Extreme you need lot of money.

Now question is: Who will ask them?
(Billi ke gale main ghanti kaun bandhega)

No No No.. Not me.
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Hi, I am the proud owner of a New Toyota Fortuner and allways had SUVs before, Driving to the Himalayas is a dream to me and i see it often ;-)
But i have never tried offroading or extreme driving before and a complete starnger to all that.

Can i participate in the raid de himalaya rally ??

where can i find required info abt it ?

the website http://www.raid-de-himalaya.com/ is not so functional and useful ? :-(

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Yes, You can participate in Raid De Himalaya. With Toyota Fortuner you can hit the podium. All you need to do is:
a. Wait for First of April to deposit entry fee. (Account No. will be updated later)
b. Complete the documentary formalities in time. (We all will help you)
c. Get Navigation Training from Mr. Sudev Brar (Optional but recommended by all experienced ones)
d. Nothing left, you are ready to rock.

Raid website will be updated on regular intervals... if you have any other query check similar threads here, search "Raid De Himalaya"

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Do not under estimate the M800. Its the most capable 2WD for himalayas, and will run rings around other 2WD contendors, and even decimate a few 4WDs.
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Very True Sir: But keeping in view the rough terrain and that too on heights of Himalaya, power is important part. Gypsy in 4X4 gears (specially low) climbs easily and we found it difficult in 2 wheel drive and even in 4X4 also. This is the main concern why I am double minded, Yes space and comfort level in M800 is far better then gypsy. Anyways I am still thinking about M800. Otherwise our Gypsy is ready to rock.

Regarding Maruti 800:- Mine is 2006 Model: What modifications are recommended.
Some coming to my mind are:
1. Under Body protection.
2. Normal Tube less tyres without alloys. (presently I have alloys)
3. Increase some height with spacers etc. (not sure what this term is called).
4. K&N Filter.

Please add whatever you think fit.

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A beautiful video at Raid Website: To feel the terrain

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Regarding Maruti 800:- Mine is 2006 Model: What modifications are recommended.
Some coming to my mind are:
1. Under Body protection.
2. Normal Tube less tyres without alloys. (presently I have alloys)
3. Increase some height with spacers etc. (not sure what this term is called).
4. K&N Filter.

Please add whatever you think fit.
Just came back from Desert Storm 2011. Participated with 11Yr old carburated Esteem and finished 9th in Xplore behind the Official Maruti Team (Sx4 & Dzire).
Few questions:
1. Are Roll Cages mandatory?
2. Will a carburated Esteem take the Raid challenge?
3. I got headers done with Rally intake filters, also raised height with spacers, will this suffice..?
4. Any additional mods required..?
5. Did DS11 without GPS, will it be required for Raid..?
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Just came back from Desert Storm 2011. Participated with 11Yr old carburated Esteem and finished 9th in Xplore behind the Official Maruti Team (Sx4 & Dzire).
Few questions:
1. Are Roll Cages mandatory?
2. Will a carburated Esteem take the Raid challenge?
3. I got headers done with Rally intake filters, also raised height with spacers, will this suffice..?
4. Any additional mods required..?
5. Did DS11 without GPS, will it be required for Raid..?
First of all congratulations on successfully completing Desert Storm.

1. Roll Cage Mandatory in Extreme only, not required in Adventure.
2. I think it is better then Maruti 800 and Alto (Alto participated and completed last year, even Tata Nano managed to complete first three days), he was out due to maximum late penalties and not because of any damage to the car, So I think your car can take the challenge easily.
3. Not sure about headers with rally intake filters, But K&N Filters are allowed. Raised height is allowed.
4. I am also looking for the same answer. Let's wait and see what experts advice.
5. Use of GPS is optional, Last year we participated with GPS and lost it in 3 days, so GPS is not so helpful. If you managed to complete desert without GPS you can compete in any rally without it.
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5. Use of GPS is optional, Last year we participated with GPS and lost it in 3 days, so GPS is not so helpful. If you managed to complete desert without GPS you can compete in any rally without it.
In my discussion with folks, it came out that in Raid there are very few "multiple tracks" like in the Rann or Sand, so navigation is much easier. People said GPS in Raid is not as critical as the DS.
BTW I have attended Sudev Brar's TSD camp, and after the DS experience I have taken the Road Book as the "Holy Bible"
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The problem with the Fortuner is its body roll...I drive my Fortuner often on the Ghats, and don't feel comfortable driving fast on corners and winding roads. Otherwise, it can eat up the Raid terrain easily.

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Raid De Himalaya 2011: Dates announced: From 8th October 2011 to 16th October 2011

Early Entry Fee Adventure: 48,000/-
(increased from 30,000/- last year)

Early Entry Fee Extreme: 40,000/-
(increased from 30,000/- last year)

Early entry starts from 1st of April 2011, so time now to start saving money.
Is the Entry Fee kept high to reduce the number of participants..?? Are the organisers having logistics nightmares..??
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