In dry weather, almost any tire will perform reasonably well. Wet weather is where tire performance becomes important.
Several SSR crashes, including a fatal, have been attributed to poor performance by the OEM Goodyear RSAs. I had no interest in replacing mine with more RSAs after reading some of the reports. Primary concern was accelerating on a curved on ramp in wet weather. Slippery tires will let you swap ends in a hurry.
My first replacement set were Nitto Invos in 255/40/19 and 315/35/20. They were extremely sticky. Dry performance was a major improvement, but the performance accelerating from a light in wet weather was night and day better. I was't about to risk the truck testing the tires on wet curves, so the straight line difference had to be the measure of success. They were very quiet and had a really funky tread design. The achilles heel was the tread wear rating. You want really sticky, you settle for tires that wear out quickly.
The set I have on now is the Continental DWS06, in the same sizes. About triple the tread wear rating, excellent in wet weather, and still very sticky in dry.
No chance I would go back to the RSAs. I was unlucky enough to also have them on our Caddy SRX. All wheel drive makes tire problems less noticeable, but when they wore down, they were replaced with Nitto 420s. Also put Nitto 420s for summer use on my crew cab.
Keep in mind that tire brands is one of the most contentious topics on the forum - second only to which polish or wax you should buy.