Bought boost blue CTR recommended winter tire size?

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Bought a 2020 boost blue Type R today, upgraded from a 2018 hatch sport, what tire size do those driving it in the winter have? Remained stock or downsized?

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I have 235R40 18 tires, Michelin Alpina 4. Tirerack (and others) recommend decreasing tire width to dig into snow. Not sure if true but seems to work. I get good traction in snow in snow/slush. Use comfort (setting) so there is less immediate torque and less tire spin. I get similar traction as my previous daily driver, Infinti G37 with AWD and all weather tires. If driving in heavy snow (not sure how much snow you deal with), clearance not SUV like. I need to drive in all conditions but not in rural areas with deep snow.
 
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I have 235R40 18 tires, Michelin Alpina 4. Tirerack (and others) recommend decreasing tire width to dig into snow. Not sure if true but seems to work. I get good traction in snow in snow/slush. Use comfort (setting) so there is less immediate torque and less tire spin. I get similar traction as my previous daily driver, Infinti G37 with AWD and all weather tires. If driving in heavy snow (not sure how much snow you deal with), clearance not SUV like. I need to drive in all conditions but not in rural areas with deep snow.
Sweet thank you!! yeah us in Nova Scotia is more less snow more rain and it freezes so
 

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Sweet thank you!! yeah us in Nova Scotia is more less snow more rain and it freezes so
Nova Scotia is some of the most some of the most beautiful areas I have ever driven. You have many very nice drives ahead.

I have read Michelin X-Ice Xi3 are better on ice. They are supposedly not as dynamic on dry roads as Alpinas, so it depends on how you will expect to drive and what conditions you will see. If you have potholes, I would invest in 18 rims and 18 inch tires with more rubber as the rims are 20 inch are pothole vulnerable. It is an investment but $500 per OEM rim is also pricy and the 18 inch tires are much cheaper with more options so worth the investment if you will be keeping CTR for a few seasons.
 

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When are the boost blue coming to the Maritimes?! Super excited to see one haha. To bad you have to drive it in the winter :(
 
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When are the boost blue coming to the Maritimes?! Super excited to see one haha. To bad you have to drive it in the winter :(
Might be next week! And the valley ain’t so bad during winter in Nova Scotia it’s a bit warmer so it’s alright thought will ceramic coat her 100%
 

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My winter tires are Michelin X-Ice 245/40 on 18 inch rims. I had Continental all-seasons on the same rims before but switched to the Michelins this year. I definitely recommend downsizing, I sold my stock rims and run 19s in summer and 18s in winter. I expect the Michelins to be much better in snow but we haven't had any snow since I got them.
 

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My winter tires are Michelin X-Ice 245/40 on 18 inch rims. I had Continental all-seasons on the same rims before but switched to the Michelins this year. I definitely recommend downsizing, I sold my stock rims and run 19s in summer and 18s in winter. I expect the Michelins to be much better in snow but we haven't had any snow since I got them.
I have the same setup of the Michelins. This is my second winter running them and I really like them, I'll definitely be buying these again when time comes. :D
 

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Not sure what is the best tire size for Boost Blue.



haha. 245/35/20 is the closest size all-season tire. I think most go wit that. Or if you want to downsize, then 245/35/19 or 245/40/18. If you plan to drive in snow stick to the 245 width. Resist the urge to go wider.
 

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Might be next week! And the valley ain’t so bad during winter in Nova Scotia it’s a bit warmer so it’s alright thought will ceramic coat her 100%
Woah nice!! Can't wait to see it. True you guys don't get as much snow as us lol. Yes ceramic coat would help for sure, I plan on doing mine also.

On another note, I had Bridgestone Blizzaks on my 2018 SI and they were amazing!
 

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I have used Michelin X Ice, Yokohama Ice Guards, Blizzak 70s and 80s as well as BFG Winter Slalom KSIs on different cars. Hated the Michelins the most. Excellent on ice but couldn't handle snow at all. The BFGs were the opposite. Very happy with the Blizzaks.

Also definitely go skinny. Used to drive a Camaro all winter in Ontario on 215s when the standard size was 245 or 275. As long as the tire is tall enough you won't have an issue. Might not be able to get wheels narrow enough though.
 

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235R40 18 tires. I picked up a set of cheap volk looking knockoffs from tirerack and went with the Michelin Ice-X. They have been great as far as wet/ice/and cold. No snow this year to speak of so didn't get to test that out. Like others have said go skinnier and higher sidewall. The car will feel little floaty compared to the 20's with sticky rubber bands but you adjust quickly.
 








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