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    Dolphin grey VS mineral grey...

    Been trying to workout which grey my car actually is. So I tried getting to the sticker in the boot but thats faded so just looked in the owners manual. The paint code is LY7K which correct me if I'm wrong is Mineral Grey?

    What is teh difference between the 2 colours?

    Were they special order only?

    Which one is more 'rare?'

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    Mineral grey was the rare one.. If you hAd an ebony black one, it would of been worth zillions!
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    its either mapped or broken...

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    both great colours!

    i think mineral is a tad darker

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    Mineral grey is most definitely the best colour
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    Prawns TFSI Turbo'd 1.8T Track Car

    But I know nothing so ignore me.

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    Mineral looks good when the sun's on it.
    Found this: When was Dolphin Grey introduced for S3's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gops View Post
    Mineral grey was the rare one.. If you hAd an ebony black one, it would of been worth zillions!
    I nearly bought an ebony black S3. It was the cream interia that put me off in the end
    Noggy Blue 2001 S3

    I ask questions because i change my mind so much. If i ask questions you have already covered... just leave it be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prawn View Post
    Mineral grey is most definitely the best colour
    This argument is purely academic, everybody knows that the fastest and best color is LZ9U.

    And if you don't know what LZ9U is, you don't belong to your car...
    I quite often say I'm going to do things.

    Then never do them.

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    Each to their own...
    But im far from sad enough to know paint codes.
    Noggy Blue 2001 S3

    I ask questions because i change my mind so much. If i ask questions you have already covered... just leave it be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by S3 Paul View Post
    Each to their own...
    But im far from sad enough to know paint codes.
    Is that why your sig says your car is pink?
    I quite often say I'm going to do things.

    Then never do them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S3 Paul View Post
    Each to their own...
    But im far from sad enough to know paint codes.
    Come on Paul it's 9-30pm on a Friday night and your busy posting on a car forum

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    Quote Originally Posted by 16Klappe View Post
    Is that why your sig says your car is pink?
    Yes. and has much more power than your poor mans S3
    Noggy Blue 2001 S3

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    Quote Originally Posted by voorhees View Post
    Come on Paul it's 9-30pm on a Friday night and your busy posting on a car forum
    My daughter is in bed, Im working at 5 am,
    I have a cold beer and an hour to kill before bed... you got me
    Noggy Blue 2001 S3

    I ask questions because i change my mind so much. If i ask questions you have already covered... just leave it be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by S3 Paul View Post
    Yes. and has much more power than your poor mans S3
    I don't doubt it, but I guess it needs it to pull all that dead weight around that you carry under the boot floor.

    No sour grapes over power here, you can win that argument hands down...My car's still quicker though

    I probably could afford an S3, but I'm 20 and my girlfriend and I own a house and I spent all my money on that...
    I quite often say I'm going to do things.

    Then never do them.

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    We all have plans...
    Just i dont shout about mine.

    The S3 is a work horse and a shower, I beefed it up and replaced the weak links ive found so far.
    Dead weight? Again, personal choice.
    I like ( now with the blue controler) how it feels. Ive had ( and still have ) powerful front wheel drive cars... this is where i get slated
    I feel the extra control the awd system gives compensates for my agressive driving style,
    Noggy Blue 2001 S3

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    I'm pretty close to achieving my plans, 250BHP is a 50 quid set of injectors and a mapping session away. Should have it by the end of April with some budgeting.

    I too need AWD to make up for a lead foot, I just love boosting it everywhere haha!

    I've heard good things about the upgraded controller, is it worth the hype? Out of interest what power is your car?
    I quite often say I'm going to do things.

    Then never do them.

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    The controler was a chance bargin
    So i feel it was well well worth the money.
    That and the rear ARB upgrade has helped the feel no end, More so at the limit of grip i find
    My car... its nothing to shout about. A bit more than standard but just enough to pull it up a hill with its fat ass
    Noggy Blue 2001 S3

    I ask questions because i change my mind so much. If i ask questions you have already covered... just leave it be?

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    i miss my dolphin grey A3 sooooo much, i think the colour perfectly compliments the shape of the A3



    May she rest in peace (or pieces more like!)


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    Iv got an ebony black one (lz9w)

 

 

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