or unofficial if you want ;p
mostly wanted to keep this 20" only since 18's have much much better tires options to begin with, but for some of us that opted for the 20" factory wheels, options for replacement tires are not that many.
stock Forteras just don't seem to cut it if you push it, it does eveything ok, if you're driving absolutely normal, but once you go on some spirited runs you notice things like:
1). wet traction could be better
2). initial flex in sidewall when cornering with little to no feedback
3). "the bounce"! i'm sure everyone that had a chance to open it up know's what i'm talking out.
to improve on those road manners i'm asking for opinions or tire recommendations from you guys. performance minded all seasons, not AT tires due to the speed limitations on them...
while doing my research i've found only a few that might be a good replacement for our stock size 265/50/20 same all-seasons as Fortera.
A). Hankook Ventus ST
-word is they are harder compound to last longer but also very quiet on the road, with excellent traction in wet, only feedback i've seen is they are not as sticky on dry but that was from Lightning forums pushing 400+ rwhp, so it's hard to judge.
price: $169ish from discounttiredirect
B). Toyo Proxes ST2
-word is they are improved in every area over the original Proxes, and of course the noise is gone, with excellent traction in the wet and dry. now there's some cases where the steering wheels feels numb at higher speeds and also feel a lot more impact directly in the steering, with little shaking at times, this was feedback on Nissan forums in the FX(Infiniti) but could be isolated cases???, others seem very happy with them.
price: $162ish from treadepot.com
C). Nitto 420S
-word is the sidewall is pretty soft with lots of flex, design seems to work in the wet and dry very good, with occasional happy owners of their tires feedback when pushed hard, but overall happy.
price $177ish from discounttiredirect
i have left out the Continental CrossContact UHP since it's a summer tire, even though it's probably most performance oriented and might work excellent as a replacement.
now i understand always take feedback on tires with a grain of salt, since most people always recommend whatever they are running, and always take pricing into account of the overall performance, which leaves to sometimes overrated ratings on tires just because they were on sale, instead of real world performance...i have seen it this time and time again reading and being on car forums for many years...
therefore, please do give only honest feedback regarding real world performce