Types of Chassis and their advantages – disadvantages
You have heard the word “Chassis” many times in automobile but till now you have confusion about it. But Today I am going to tell you about it. Chassis is the base of a vehicle. It consist engine,
transmission system, brake system, suspension system, steering system, cooling system, wheels etc.
There are two types of chassis:
- Conventional chassis or frame-full chassis
In this type of chassis the body is made as a separate unit and then joined with ladder frame. It
supports all the systems in a vehicle such as the Engine, Transmission system,
Steering system, Suspension system.
- Higher load capacity and strength
- The body tends to vibrate easily and the
overall vehicle handling and refinement is lower.
It is used in truck, bus and in SUV cars and bigger vehicles.
- Non conventional or frameless chassis
In this type of chassis the ladder frame is absent and the body itself acts as the frame. It supports all the
systems in a vehicle such as the Engine, Transmission system, Steering system,
- Less rattles and squeaks are developed.
- Handling is better due to the higher body rigidity and weight.
- The load carrying capacity is lower.
- It is not safe in accidental condition.
Such types of chassis are mostly in hatchback and sedan cars.