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Ford Thunderbird Wheel Alignment Specifications,
Suspension Adjustability Information,
and Recommended Alignment Type.


1955-1957 Thunderbird

The First Generation Thunderbird has a short-long arm (SLA) front suspension, with OE factory adjustments provided for Camber and Toe. Camber is adjustable with shims at the inboard end of the lower control arm. The rear, solid axle suspension is not adjustable. The recommended alignment type is THRUSTLINE. Wheel alignment specs with adjustment illustrations are available for Thunderbird models from 1960 onwards HERE

1958-1960 Thunderbird

The Second Generation Thunderbird has a short-long arm (SLA) front suspension, with OE factory adjustments provided for Camber and Toe. Camber is adjustable with shims at the inboard end of the lower control arm. The rear, solid axle suspension is not adjustable. The recommended alignment type is THRUSTLINE. Wheel alignment specs with adjustment illustrations are available for Thunderbird models from 1960 onwards HERE

1961-1963 Thunderbird

The Third Generation Thunderbird has a short-long arm (SLA) front suspension, with OE factory adjustments provided for Camber and Toe. Camber is adjustable with shims at the inboard end of the lower control arm. The rear, solid axle suspension is not adjustable. The recommended alignment type is THRUSTLINE. Wheel alignment specs with adjustment illustrations are available for Thunderbird models from 1960 onwards HERE

1964-1966 Thunderbird

The Fourth Generation Thunderbird has a short-long arm (SLA) front suspension, with OE factory adjustments provided for Camber and Toe. Camber is adjustable with shims at the inboard end of the lower control arm. The rear, solid axle suspension is not adjustable. The recommended alignment type is THRUSTLINE. Wheel alignment specs with adjustment illustrations are available for Thunderbird models from 1960 onwards HERE

1967-1971 Thunderbird

The Fifth Generation Thunderbird has a short-long arm (SLA) front suspension which is fully adjustable for Caster, Camber, and Toe. The upper control arm is slotted to allow for Caster and Camber adjustments. The rear, solid axle suspension is not adjustable. The recommended alignment type is THRUSTLINE. Wheel alignment specs with adjustment illustrations are available for Thunderbird models from 1960 onwards HERE

1972-1976 Thunderbird

The Sixth Generation Thunderbird has a short-long arm (SLA) front suspension which is fully adjustable for Caster, Camber, and Toe. The upper control arm is slotted to allow for Caster and Camber adjustments. The rear, solid axle suspension is not adjustable. The recommended alignment type is THRUSTLINE. Wheel alignment specs with adjustment illustrations are available for Thunderbird models from 1960 onwards HERE

1977-1979 Thunderbird

The Seventh Generation Thunderbird has a short-long arm (SLA) front suspension which is fully adjustable for Caster, Camber, and Toe. The upper control arm is slotted to allow for Caster and Camber adjustments. The rear, solid axle suspension is not adjustable. The recommended alignment type is THRUSTLINE. Wheel alignment specs with adjustment illustrations are available for Thunderbird models from 1960 onwards HERE

1980-1982 Thunderbird

The Eighth Generation Thunderbird has a MacPherson strut front suspension which adjustable for Camber, and Toe. Camber is adjusted at the upper strut attachment point. The rear, solid axle suspension is not adjustable. The recommended alignment type is THRUSTLINE. Wheel alignment specs with adjustment illustrations are available for Thunderbird models from 1960 onwards HERE

1983-1988 Thunderbird

The Ninth Generation Thunderbird has a MacPherson strut front suspension which adjustable for Camber, and Toe. Camber is adjusted at the upper strut attachment point. The rear, solid axle suspension is not adjustable. The recommended alignment type is THRUSTLINE. Wheel alignment specs with adjustment illustrations are available for Thunderbird models from 1960 onwards HERE

1989-1997 Thunderbird

The Tenth Generation Thunderbird has a short-long arm (SLA) front suspension which is fully adjustable for Caster, Camber, and Toe. Caster is adjusted by changing the lenght of a strut rod attached to the lower control arm. Camber is adjusted with an eccentric cam on the lower control arm. The rear, independent short-long arm (SLA) suspension is fully adjustable for Camber and Toe with eccentric cams. The recommended alignment type is FOUR WHEEL. Wheel alignment specs with adjustment illustrations are available for Thunderbird models from 1960 onwards HERE

2002-2005 Thunderbird

The Eleventh and last Generation Thunderbird has a short-long arm (SLA) front suspension which is fully adjustable for Caster, Camber, and Toe. Caster and Camber are adjusted with eccentric cams, which must be installed on the lower control arm at the first alignment. The rear, independent short-long arm (SLA) suspension is adjustable for Toe only. The recommended alignment type is FOUR WHEEL. Wheel alignment specs with adjustment illustrations are available for Thunderbird models from 1960 onwards HERE

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