That is not a dumb question. Actually here is the low down on the Brake systems. 96 and 98 GT's and V6's have the exact same Brake systems and Calipers. The pads are Identical but they have different part numbers if you go to buy them at ford or some parts stores but they are the same. I have heard they are of a different material but I have yet to seemn actual proof that is true.
In 99 they changed the Calipers to Dual piston PBR's but then again both V6's and GT's got the same calipers!!!!