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daparr
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Seat Ateca FR Sport 1.5 TSI

Post by daparr » Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:38 pm

Hi all,

A (hopefully) soon to be Ateca driver here, its been my dream for a while.

Yesterday I put a reservation on a beautiful FR Sport but my car knowledge is rather limited and I have a few questions in relation to wheels and tyres.

The vehicle comes with 19" rims and Bridgestone S001 235/40 tyres, they look great and I'm sure it will handle great but... The ride comfort is also quite important to me.

1. How firm is the ride? People say that you feel the bumps with low profile tyres.

2. How is it in the winter weather? What do you guys do in snow and ice?

3. Is there enough room with the 19" alloys to fit tyres with a larger sidewall?

Thanks in advance, maybe I'm worrying over nothing but we live on an elevated hill that can be affected by bad weather!

Dan


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Re: Seat Ateca FR Sport 1.5 TSI

Post by Paul.Cambs » Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:31 pm

Hi and welcome

I think you'll find that for larger sidewall tires that smaller rims (18" or 17") are needed to maintain the overall diameter so speedo remain correct.

I have the 19" and yes they are a little firmer than the other, but I prefer that as the handling has less wallow.

Can't comment on snow - yet as least :-)
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Re: Seat Ateca FR Sport 1.5 TSI

Post by daparr » Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:41 pm

Thanks for the reply, its very helpful.

What is the main factor in wheels / tyres for combating snow? Is it the sidewall depth or is it something else about the tyre?

Basically do low profile tyres mean that it WILL be bad in snow?

Sorry, I'm a bit of a car newbie.


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Re: Seat Ateca FR Sport 1.5 TSI

Post by HankScorpio » Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:21 pm

I’ve just ordered this same great looking SUV! My understanding was it came with 19” 245/40 tyres, seen some pics of FR Sports in reviews with these size wheels as well. Do they come from the factory with 235/40s?


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Re: Seat Ateca FR Sport 1.5 TSI

Post by Golfmk56 » Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:27 pm

daparr wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:41 pm
Thanks for the reply, its very helpful.

What is the main factor in wheels / tyres for combating snow? Is it the sidewall depth or is it something else about the tyre?

Basically do low profile tyres mean that it WILL be bad in snow?

Sorry, I'm a bit of a car newbie.
It's not so much the sidewall that's the problem, it's the 245 width. The smaller the tyre, the better it'll tackle snow.

That said, the main problem driving in snow is your car has summer tyres - it'll operate better with all-season or winter tyres.

Don't fall in to the same trap of thinking a 4x4 can somehow tackle snow and ice with summer tyres. It cannot. 4x4 is good for off-road, snow and ice is a completey different story. Yes a 4x4 vehicle is better than two wheel drive if they both have summer tyres, but a two-wheel drive car fitted with all-season or winter tyres is much better tackling snow than any 4x4 on summer tyres.


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Re: Seat Ateca FR Sport 1.5 TSI

Post by Ramayer1 » Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:36 pm

Fantastic thanks for the information, leaning towards the FR sport 1.5


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Re: Seat Ateca FR Sport 1.5 TSI

Post by Ramayer1 » Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:42 pm

Thanks for the info so far folks, as my car will be a lease and the FR sport no longer comes with an option for a rear view camera, has anyone got any advice on if a rear camera could be added during the lease and taken off before the lease end with no damage?


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Re: Seat Ateca FR Sport 1.5 TSI

Post by HankScorpio » Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:44 pm

Can definitely add one as the dealer I ordered mine from said it is an accessory that can be purchased for £410, so I’ve ordered one for mine. They will fit it once it arrives apparently. Not sure if it would cause damage removing it again though..


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Re: Seat Ateca FR Sport 1.5 TSI

Post by felup » Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:15 pm

As a dealer we offer the chance to get a camera fitted on any car in the range and it would work as iy would from factory inc. guidelines


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