Even though the car only has 105,000 miles, it has a lot of rubber problems. The car was parked in a carport in near desert conditions in north central Texas. The last time I replaced the pads, I noticed that the outer dust boots on the calipers are cracked as well as the hoses. I'd rather do them before they are compromised.
I probably will do the rear brakes as well.
My question still is whether or not I actually need the anti-rattle clips and the shims.