SEAT Ibiza FR SC 1.2 TSI Tyres

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The following tyres have been reviewed on the SEAT Ibiza FR SC 1.2 TSI
Nokian WR D4 (55) 85% 86% 81% 80% 66% 86% 74% 82% 415,243
Falken Eurowinter HS449 (33) 85% 87% 81% 78% 84% 84% 87% 78% 173,406
Pirelli P 7 (78) 80% 69% 71% 69% 74% 66% 58% 69% 1,791,753

SEAT Ibiza FR SC 1.2 TSI Tyre Review Highlights

Writing about the Falken Eurowinter HS449 given 91% (205-40-17-)
Driving on mostly motorways for 15000 spirited miles
I use the tyres about 8 month in 2 years. I saw all weather conditions, wet, snow, ice... It's still very good at -20 C

I was not waiting this good tyres at this price!
tyre reviewed on 2016-01-10 10:47:35
Writing about the Nokian WR D4 given 87% (215-45-16-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 4000 average miles
See my winter review: https://youtu.be/5xcEHoJ_Sd0

Although there are possibly better winter tyres suited to the British climate, I really wanted to try out the Nokian WR D4 in snow, so was hopeful for a cold winter.

I've had the tyres on from November to March and I've used them in a range of temperatures from sub zero to the mild winter days we've had this time round

My initial reactions when I first had them fitted and it was mild, was that I felt the car frequently understeer on country road corners - obvious, I guess, as there's less rubber on the road. I'm not a particularly fast driver, but I did have to change my driving style slightly whilst cornering.

When the temperature dropped though these tyres felt amazing. Especially 4°c and below the soft compound really gripped the road. I noticed on frosty and icy mornings that the grip level was superior to my summer tyres.

Then it snowed. Wow! I almost felt like I was driving in my summer tyres on a bone dry road. The Nokians gripped the road to get my up steep hills without a problem, the breaking response was amazing as the car easily slowed or stopped and just general driving in the snow felt normal.

These tyres gave me so much confidence in the snow and, having a young child, I felt safe.

They're definitely going back on next winter.
tyre reviewed on 2019-03-18 21:16:48
Writing about the Pirelli P 7 given 70% (225-45-17-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 45000 spirited miles
These tyres wear rate is amazing, have 3mm tread left and they have done 45k miles (72km). They are the original OE tyres that came with my 2014 Seat Ibiza FT ST. Dry grip is good, they need to be pressurised to 36psi, car manual states 28psi for single occupant however this makes the tyres feel like jelly. With the FR having stiffer spring rates and damping, you'd want lower tyre pressure to compensate - with a rear torsion beam the ride is very harsh if you sit in the back. The tyres do not skip over bumps when cornering even at high air pressures. Wet grip is good - I have also been driving another Ibiza FR with Kumho Ecsta LE Sport and they are scary in the wet, the Pirellis tyres are predictable and confident.

I'm about to switch tyres, looking at Continental Premium Contact 6. Will review them soon.
tyre reviewed on 2019-08-18 09:36:48
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