The Acronym Decryption Thread

Discussion in '1996 - 2004 SN95 Mustang -General/Talk-' started by Kilgore Trout, Jan 28, 2006.


  1. Kilgore Trout

    Kilgore Trout Fried or Broiled ?

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    I am pasting all the good Mustang related acronyms from the replies below up into this first post...

    2V - two valves per cylinder (one intake, one exhaust)
    3V - three valves per cylinder
    4V - four valves per cylinder (two intake, two exhaust)
    A/F - Air/Fuel ratio
    ABS - Anti Lock Brakes
    AC - air conditioner
    ACT - Air Charge Temperature (sensor)
    AOD - Automatic Overdrive
    BAP - Boost-A-Pump
    BAS - Boost-A-Spark
    BBK - BBK Performance Parts
    BOV - Blow Off Valve
    C/C - Caster Camber Plates
    CAI - Cold Air Intake
    CCRM - constant control relay module
    CL - closed loop
    COP - coil on plug
    DR - drag radial
    DOHC - double overhead cam
    ECT - Engine Coolant Temperature (sensor)
    EEC - Electronic Engine Control
    EGR - exhaust gas recirculation valve
    EGT - Exhaust Gas Temperature
    ET - elapsed time
    F/I - forced induction (turbo, supercharger, blower)
    FIPK - Fuel Injection Performance Kit
    FLSFC - Full Length Subframe Connectors
    FMIC - front mount intercooler
    FORD - first on race day :hail2:
    FRPP - Ford Racing Performance Parts
    HID - High Intensity Discharge Lighting
    IAC - idler air control valve assembly
    IAT - intake air temperature sensor
    IRS - independent rear suspension (cobra)
    KB - Kenne Bell
    KB - Kenny Brown
    KYB - Kayaba Industry Co. Ltd. (Shocks)
    LT - Long Tube Headers
    MAF - mass air flow sensor
    MGW - MGW LTD. (shifters, billet accessories)
    MIL - Malfunction Indicator Lamp
    MM - Maximum Motorsports
    N/A - naturally aspirated
    NHTSA - National Highway Transportation Safety Administration
    NOS - Nitrous Oxide Systems
    NPI - non performance improved
    NX - Nitrous Express
    O/R - off road (not street legal)
    OASIS - On-Line Automotive Service Information System
    OBD - Onboard Diagnostic Codes (OBD-II, OBD2)
    OEM - original equipment manufacturer
    OL - open loop
    PATS- passive anti-theft system
    PCM - Powertrain Control Module
    PCV - postitive crankcase ventilation valve
    PI - Performance Improved 99+ 4.6 V8
    PTW - piston to cylinder wall clearance
    R^2 - remove and replace
    RTFM - read the friendly manual (other decryptions exist)
    RTV - room temperature vulcanization
    S/C - supercharged
    SCCA - Sports Car Club of America
    SES - service engine soon (dash light)
    SFC - Subframe Connectors
    Solo2 - Autocross
    SOHC - single overhead cam
    SOTP - seat of the pants
    SRS - Supplemental Restraint System
    STB - Strut Tower Brace
    SVO - Special Vehicle Operations (Now SVT)
    SVT - Special Vehicle Team
    T/A - timing adjuster
    TB - throttle body
    TOB - throw out bearing
    TPS - Throttle Position Sensor
    TSB - technical service bulletin (from Ford)
    TT - Twin Turbo Chargers
    TTT - To the Top (Regarding Threads)
    UDP - Under Drive Pullies
    VIN - vehicle identification number
    WOT - wide open throttle
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    CAI - Cold Air Intake
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    DocG2828 5th graders > me. They're not bant

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    TLA = three letter acronyms
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    Superhereaux chicks make me feel inadequate Founding Member

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    mass air flow sensor
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    Special Vehicle Team
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  9. Kilgore Trout

    Kilgore Trout Fried or Broiled ?

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    Thats not an acronym...grrrrr


    afaik = as far as I know
    fwiw = for what it's worth
    FTW = for the win
    iirc = if I remember correctly
    rsvp = respondez s'il vous plait
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  12. deftsound

    deftsound Please ask me how much my supercharger cost

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    BTW = by the way
    lol = laugh out loud
    lmao = laughin my ass off
    fyi = for your information
    k = ok
    stfu = shut the **** up
    imo = in my opinion
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    Kilgore Trout Fried or Broiled ?

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    FRPP= Ford Racing Performance Parts
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    Ernad celibate sans pants

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    Dan_Soprano Mustang Master

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    WOT = wide open throttle
    SOTP = seat of the pants
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  19. 0LASERGT1

    0LASERGT1 Can I get a new CT? Something besides BANNED

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    quoted for truth.
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