Update: Recieved parts, installed yesterday. There was a noticable difference on bumps, vehicle's overall handling seems better as well. Rides like a truck now, not a dump truck.
Today I put new tires on as well, no major brand just motomaster total terrain a/t2 from Canadian Tire (supposedly made by goodyear). I was guaranteed if I don't like the tires after a couple of days of testing I could upgrade to michelins or goodyear. So far so good. I'll be happy with 2 seasons after which I will be getting Light Truck tires for towing.The new tires seem to absorb road bumps better than the Hakooks that were on there as well.
Next time the dealership orders a part for me I will follow up with Kia Canada right away, as it seemed to speed things up.