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Tyre Specs are:
S: 6J × 16 215/60 R16 95V
SE: 7J × 17 215/55 R17 94V
SETECH: 7J × 18 215/50 R18 92W
SETECH/XE: 7J × 18 225/50 R18 95W 2.0 Tdi 150PS Only
XE: 8J × 19 225/45 R19 92W 2.0 Tdi 190PS Only

I have been offered a great deal on contract hire for a 1.6Tdi Technology and asked if I could have 17" wheels rather than the 18", first because I like the full silver alloys rather than the bicolour wheels and secondly because the 18" spec wheels have 215/50 R18 tyres on which are about as common and easy to find as Rocking horse doo doo, why would SEAT do that? The dealer said No you can't change that, they like you to add as many paid for features and are totally inflexible when you want to change something that doesn't mean they make more cash, pretty crap really. the only 215/50 R18 found on the web are either Falkens or Toyo, I am not saying they are bad makes because they do some good tyres but the 18's available are not top notch in the wet which I think is the most importnat aspect. Most cars usually have options in the manual too to fit a few variations but not for the Ateca strangely enough.
 

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Sorry, I have no clue about tyres, just wanted to say welcome to the board :)
 

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trogette said:
Sorry, I have no clue about tyres, just wanted to say welcome to the board :)
they are the liquorice looking things on each corner trogette ;)

Welcome to the forum Garfield :)
 

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Saggy said:
trogette said:
Sorry, I have no clue about tyres, just wanted to say welcome to the board :)
they are the liquorice looking things on each corner trogette ;)

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:lol: :lol: :lol: cheeky beggar !
 

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Welcome.

There's a few (active) threads running about tyre options, yes the 215/50 R18 are an unusual size but you can go to a 225/50 or 225/45 on the same alloys and there's a lot more choice there.

Stumps me why Seat would choose such an unusual tyre size as standard, unless they did some kind of deal with Falken/Bridgestone (the default manufacturer fits so far).

tbh the Falken tyre isn't a bad one now I've put some miles on it, but a wider choice of better/value tyres would have been nice without going outside the standard specs.
 

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Saggy said:
trogette said:
Sorry, I have no clue about tyres, just wanted to say welcome to the board :)
they are the liquorice looking things on each corner trogette ;)

Welcome to the forum Garfield :)
Ah! Adding to the tasty looks then :cool: I do love liquorice, shame most of it's made with wheat :(
 

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trogette said:
Saggy said:
trogette said:
Sorry, I have no clue about tyres, just wanted to say welcome to the board :)
they are the liquorice looking things on each corner trogette ;)

Welcome to the forum Garfield :)
Ah! Adding to the tasty looks then :cool: I do love liquorice, shame most of it's made with wheat :(
Is it?
Off to google Pontefract cakes and other things as realise I have no idea about the ingredients or how made
 

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Saggy said:
Is it?
Off to google Pontefract cakes and other things as realise I have no idea about the ingredients or how made
Well, then, Bertie Bassett - what has your research revealed?? :D
 

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mcderms said:
Saggy said:
Is it?
Off to google Pontefract cakes and other things as realise I have no idea about the ingredients or how made
Well, then, Bertie Bassett - what has your research revealed?? :D
I have found out that they have started to say pregnant women need to restrict consumption as can affect the child

Also it raises blood pressure ...... but then so does this forum and I still come here
 

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Saggy said:
mcderms said:
Saggy said:
Is it?
Off to google Pontefract cakes and other things as realise I have no idea about the ingredients or how made
Well, then, Bertie Bassett - what has your research revealed?? :D
I have found out that they have started to say pregnant women need to restrict consumption as can affect the child

Also it raises blood pressure ...... but then so does this forum and I still come here
That's put me right off Liquorice Allsorts, then ! :lol: Better make sure I don't get pregnant either :shock:
 

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Garfielduk said:
Tyre Specs are:
S: 6J × 16 215/60 R16 95V
SE: 7J × 17 215/55 R17 94V
SETECH: 7J × 18 215/50 R18 92W
SETECH/XE: 7J × 18 225/50 R18 95W 2.0 Tdi 150PS Only
XE: 8J × 19 225/45 R19 92W 2.0 Tdi 190PS Only

I have been offered a great deal on contract hire for a 1.6Tdi Technology and asked if I could have 17" wheels rather than the 18", first because I like the full silver alloys rather than the bicolour wheels and secondly because the 18" spec wheels have 215/50 R18 tyres on which are about as common and easy to find as Rocking horse doo doo, why would SEAT do that? The dealer said No you can't change that, they like you to add as many paid for features and are totally inflexible when you want to change something that doesn't mean they make more cash, pretty crap really. the only 215/50 R18 found on the web are either Falkens or Toyo, I am not saying they are bad makes because they do some good tyres but the 18's available are not top notch in the wet which I think is the most importnat aspect. Most cars usually have options in the manual too to fit a few variations but not for the Ateca strangely enough.
Where in the UK are you roughly? My SE with 17s has landed and will be registered next month. I'm going to remove the 17s almost immediately with plans to fit 18s as I already have preferred tyres, but there might be a workable solution. Send me a message if you prefer.
 

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What about 235/50 R18 :)
 

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By calculation, 225/45 19 would be right but an increase in section width to 245 would allow a 40 profile on a 19" rim. And I know that 245s do fit.

I've known of tyre sizing typos before in VAG brochures.
 

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How is the driving performance 17" vs 19" ?
As mentioned earlier in this thread there are these 3 sizes as standard; 16-17-18"
So is 17" the optimal?
I think 19" would look nice but I dont want to loose performance.
 

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I would say it is noticeable stiffer, but for me it still has more comfort than my +10 years Ford Focus on 16" You can clearly feel a connection with the road ;) It all depends on your preferences. For some people 19" are still ok, for others they will be unacceptable (+/-if you have multi link suspension)
 

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Niggly said:
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What about 235/50 R18 :)
Should be OK on 4x4. My winters are smaller, but still 235 on 7.5" rim (it's not just about snow).
Fitted the winters today. The ride is velvety smooth compared to the knobbly 18s and the speedo is spot-on with the GPS speed in a straight line at 60 mph.
 

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I am trying to find 19" rims with tires fitted. but it is very difficult because any site will only show 40/R19 for Seat Ateca.
From Seats Tech specs. it shows
225/55 R17
225/50 R18
225/45 R19
 
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