I just did the swap as the OP mentions. I went with new calipers instead of just the brackets, but other than a little bit of work, they feel way better than the old ones, but new pads will do that anyways. I have a small family trip coming up. I’ll know then if they feel better. Otherwise good post OP.
EDIT: I have the steel 16” wheels. No problems with clearance. Little snug, but nothing to worry about at all. Lots of room!