Understanding Car Chassis


A vehicle’s chassis is the main structures of a vehicle where all the other components are being assembled to the frame.
Each vehicle’s attribute were being designed to satisfy the requirements of a desired group of end users.


Being the most out of street vehicles, normal passenger cars were being formed for a few common goals and comfort is one of them. In order to achieve this, a set of street use suspension and soft spring rate will be fitted. While maintaining the level of comfort, the vehicle would be sacrificing its ride handling.
The vehicle tends to increase in body roll especially during emergency stops which contribute more forces to the front, resulting in poor steering response, stopping power and even result in accidents.

Strengthen chassis

The Differences Between Honda Civic EK3 and EK9

To fit different levels of demand in the market, most of the car manufacturer produce car with different specification. Cars with higher specification often come with enhancements on Power, wheel size, brake system, suspension system and also chassis.

The diagram here shows the engine bay of Honda Civic EK with two different specifications. On the left hand side is 1.6L single overhead cam engine and the right hand side is 1.6L double over head cams with VTEC engine. Higher specification car will come with enhancement on chassis. In this case, we can spot one of the difference is the existence of the front bar, where the main purpose of this bar is to strengthen the chassis.

The Differences Between Honda Civic FD and Honda Civic FD2R

For Honda Civic, we have different specification on the same model too. The diagram on the left is the Honda Civic FD which is a normal specification, while on the right hand side is the racing specification of Honda Civic.

The different is high specification or racing specification car will use a bigger diameter anti-roll bar to enhance the handling. Because of this different, it make a big gap pricing between these two cars.