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Re: Winter wheels (and maybe for longer)

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:32 am
by Fred99
If you are referring to the tyre pressure monitoring system, as far as I am aware, the Ateca does not uses pressure gauges, it uses data from the ABS sytem.

Re: Winter wheels (and maybe for longer)

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:26 pm
by Niggly
luiscana wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:09 am
hi all,
My new car is about to arrive beg Feb (hopefully). a black Xcellence 1.5 DSG 4x2 Anyway, to save some €€€ I decided to look at online stores for some alloy rims. Here in Switzerland my ATECA dealer is offering the standard SEAT Corp. set for a 17" for almost 1800€, which seems a lot to me comparing with what you guys at UK can get... :(
As BikeBert, I dont want to buy anything that is not the "standard" accepted/recommended by SEAT to avoid any issues with homologation or insurance. Terefore, going for a set of 7.0J x 17" ET 45 rims seems to be the safe thing to do. My only question is: do I need to buy it with the pressure control gauges? do I need to confirm any other technical topic with manufacturer or internet site ( ) before buying them ?

thanks
There are normally some good suppliers in the equipment and accessories hall at Palexpo if you can wait as long as early March for GIM. I'm sure it's the hall closest to the train station. See other replies regarding passive TPMS, but you'll find many possibilities and show offers in that hall.

Re: Winter wheels (and maybe for longer)

Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:39 pm
by davon
Can anybody tell me if I can use this alloy wheels for winter rides (not too much snow, cca 5000km in winter season). I coudn't find anything about it. Or If you can help me where should I write to for this question?
Thanks

Re: Winter wheels (and maybe for longer)

Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:03 pm
by boristhebold
You can use any wheels that fit the car properly but most tend to drop at least 1" in wheel size and fit slightly higher profile tyres...so if you normally run 225/50 - 18, go for 215/55 -17. It just means that there is slightly more give in the tyre sidewall for the odd occasion where a low speed skid puts you into a kerb, less chance of damaging the rim/tyre. (And tyres are generally cheaper)

Re: Winter wheels (and maybe for longer)

Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:15 pm
by Jettabout
We have winter tyres on the wifes Touran and this would be the 7th winter with them but when we decide to part with the Touran I wondered if they can be used on the Ateca, same hub fitting, size is 205-55x16 92H Dunlop Winter Sport 5 . A good tyre by the way.

Re: Winter wheels (and maybe for longer)

Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:58 pm
by davon
boristhebold wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:03 pm
You can use any wheels that fit the car properly but most tend to drop at least 1" in wheel size and fit slightly higher profile tyres...so if you normally run 225/50 - 18, go for 215/55 -17. It just means that there is slightly more give in the tyre sidewall for the odd occasion where a low speed skid puts you into a kerb, less chance of damaging the rim/tyre. (And tyres are generally cheaper)
This I understand I was meaning in general if I can use this kind of wheels without damage in Winter Season coming from salt on the Street etc... I read that these brushed alu wheels are not good for Winter Season because of quicker damage on that. I have summer 215/50 r18 and I will buy the same for Winter I think. I like this kind.