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S3 Recaros

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by ayfreetee, Apr 15, 2014.

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    ayfreetee Active Member

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    [Apr 15, 2014]
    I have just Baught some S3 recaros in light grey which need a refurb, could anyone tell me the correct name and code number for the colour so I am able to order the correct dye kit, thanks in advance.
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    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)

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    [Apr 16, 2014]
    I presume they are leather?
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    [Apr 16, 2014]
    Aren't all S3 seats leather? I'v never seen one with cloth.
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    kwistof South East Events Moderator Regional Rep

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    They all have some leather on them....some are full leather and others are part leather/part alcantara, as per my pic below - both OEM items.

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    Pretty sure there are some that have clothed (non-leather) Recaros. Saw one S3 on sale in my country with them, I'm not sure whether they are OEM or have been swapped from some other car (if there is a model that is easily swappable with the A3/S3 at all?), but here are some pics:
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    Unfortunately I cannot help the original poster. Sorry for the offtopic.
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    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)

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    There were some very rare full cloth Recaros available on the S3 and they were only available in grey, hence the question :)

    Do you have a pic of them at all??

    If you have a look at the below on page 8, it has info on there of the colour and options that were available for the seats on release.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/qqe7c9b77inlwpy/S3 press release 1999.pdf
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    Yes they are leather, I believe they are called, platinum grey, but I am not sure that is correct, they are date stamped 2001 if that helps. Many thanks
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    Cloth s3 seats.......... I quite like them
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    Blimey, never knew you could get cloth ones!
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    [Apr 17, 2014]
    Cloth seats were a no cost option from new, as S3 spec brings leather Recaro's as standard. I've only ever see one car for sale with factory cloth Recaro's, I guess it wouldn't really help values when prospective buyers are expecting leather.
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    Gone a bit off subject, does anyone know the answer to the original question please.
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