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Re: Car modifications and MFK

It's ok, I've had enough of corners! Am currently driving (selling) a Mazda RX-8 which can only be considered as a big go-kart. Not too bad in a straight line though too..
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Then ask your dealer/importer if it will be registered as "Typenschein X" or as a EU or Swiss type approval.
It will be a "Typenschein X".
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aSwissInTheUS, what is your experience with this? Type X means mods are basically impossible?

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Sorry, my bad. It will come, and the MFK will be organised by the dealer and it will pass.
Unless the garage and MFK testers are fraudulent and bent and taking money under the table (which is very unlikely) - you just cannot garantee it will pass. They are very strict here about modifications- VERY strict- as said, in our case the only difference to the Swiss model was the upholstery!
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Unless the garage and MFK testers are fraudulent and bent and taking money under the table (which is very unlikely) - you just cannot garantee it will pass. They are very strict here about modifications- VERY strict- as said, in our case the only difference to the Swiss model was the upholstery!
The dealer had the 2 of the exact model on the showroom floor that have completed MFK with no problems. This has given me enough confidence. Maybe because there is no Swiss model for comparison, i.e. the Type X, it is easier than a car that has an equivalent Swiss model? Even just looking around the showroom and seeing Corvettes, Mustangs, Camaro's, Jeeps and Cadillacs etc all having passed MFK, makes me not doubt them...
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That's is a different story- if they've already got similar cars with simlar modifications through. The fact you started this thread seems to indicate that you had some doubt on the matter.
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Ah well the modifications are a different story entirely. The car will be registered as it left the factory in the USA, no changes (well apart from a few minor Swiss ones needed for MFK like xenon headlight washer jets etc). My questions relate only to applying modifications to that registered car. I guess I need to work on how I ask my questions!
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the rule of thumb

If they are OEM parts you should be fine, unless, the alter the power or performance in any way shape or form, so a trev'ed up bonnet *should* be fine, if its made by dodge

tow bar and wheels buy here, get the certificate they come with, take to MFK place and they'll add them to your paperwork. yes you'll pay an arm and a leg for them, but it you wanted a cheap quiet life go buy a bmw from a swiss dealer
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