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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 10-29-2010, 09:08 AM Thread Starter
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Question Glossary of Acronyms and Terms

Updated for everyone
ABM/ Air Box Mod = The process of taking unwanted parts off the stock engine air box out to let the engine breath better
AF - aftermarket
AFAIK = As Far As I Know
AR = After market Rims
AT = Automatic Transmission
ATX = Auto Trans axle
Axle-back = Exhaust from rear axle
AWD = All Wheel Drive
BCS = Boost Control Solenoid
BG = Boost Gauge
BOV = A turbo engines blow off valve
Bump = Brings post to top
BPV = ByPass Valve
BSD = Balance Shaft Delete
BSF or B/S = Buy/Sell Forums
BTW = By the way
CAI = Cold Air Intake
CBE = Cat-back exhaust
CCC = Combustion Chamber Cleaner
CEL = Check Engine Light
CF = Carbon Fiber
DDE = Daylight Demon Eyes (Halos, Angel Eyes, etc)
CBE = Cat-Back Exhaust
CD = Cross Drilled Rotors
CRP = Commonly Reported Problem
CSC = Centrifugal Supercharger
CTS = Coolant Temp Sensor
DIY = Do It Yourself
DP = Down Pipe
DYI = Do Yourself Install
EBCS = Electronic Boost Control Solenoid
ECU = Engine Control Unit
EGR = Exhaust gas recirculation
EMS = Engine Management System
EWG = External Waste Gate
FMIC = Front Mount InterCooler
FOB = The flip out key that your Mazda most likely uses
FP = Fuel Power additive
FPRV = Fuel Pressure Relief Valve
FS = For Sale
FSM = Factory Service Manual
FT = For Trade
FTW = For The Win
FWD = Front Wheel Drive
GB = Group Buy
HID = High Intensity Discharge light
HPFP = High Pressure Fuel Pump
HU = Head Unit
IBTL = In Before The Lock
I.C.E. = In Car Electronics/Entertainment
IIRC = If I Recall Correctly
IMHO = In my honest opinion
IMO = In my opinion
IRS = Independent rear suspension
IWG = Internal Wastegate
JDM = Japan Domestic Market
JK = Joke or joking
L3 = Mazda 6 with 2.3l I4
LED = Light-Emitting Diode
LHD = Left Hand Drive
LMAO = Laugh My Ass Off
LOC = Line Output Converter
LOL = Laugh Out Loud
LSD = Limited Slip Differential
LTFT = Long Term Fuel Trim
MAF = Hot Wire Airflow Sensor
MAP = Manifold Air Pressure
MBC = Manual Boost Control
MM = Motor Mount (R = Rear S=Side Passenger and Transmission)
MPI = Multiple port injection
MPS = Mazda Performance Series
MRI = Mazda Recall Information
MS3 = Mazdaspeed3
MS6 = Mazdaspeed6
MZ3 = Mazda 3
MZ6 = Mazda 6
MT = Manual Transmition
MTX = Manual Trans axle
NA = North American or Naturally Aspirated
NSFW = Not safe for work
OCC = Oil Catch Can
OEM = Original Equipment Manufacturer
OP = Original Poster
PCV = Positive crankcase ventilation
PI = Performance increase
PICS = Pictures
PITA = Pain In The Ass
PM = Personal Message
PO = Previous owner
POS = Piece of S#!t
PWNED = To be called out or simply made a fool of by another member of the board (owned).
PVO = Performance Vehicle Operations
RB = Racing Beat
RHD = Right Hand Drive
RMM = rear motor mount
RMIC = Rear Mount Intercooler
ROFL = Rolling on floor laughing
RP/TP = Race Pipe Test Pipe (replace cat pipe)
RPM = Revolution Performance Manufacturing(Brand Name)
RSB = Rear Sway bar
R/T = Road/Track
RTFM = Read the Freaking Manual!(Owners manual, FSM, or Instructions manual for part install)
SC = Super Charged
SMIC = Side Mount InterCooler
SOL = S&@$ outta luck
SOTP = Seat Of The Pants
SR = Stock Rims
SRI = Short Ram Intake
SRT = Street and Racing technology
STFT = Short Term Fuel Trim
STF = Search the forum
STFU = Shut the f&#^ up
STS = Short Throw Shifter
TB = Throttle Body
TBD = To be determined
TBE = Turbo-back exhaust
TC = Turbo Charged
TCM = Transmission Control Unit
TIP = Turbo Inlet Pipe
TMIC = Top Mounted InterCooler
TP = Test pipe (replaces 2nd Cat)
TPS = Throttle Position Sensor
Troll(ing) = A member that intentionally lurks around looking to act like an ass
TSB = Technical Service Bulletin
TT = Twin Turbo
TTT = To the top
TTUW0P = This Thread Useless Without Pics
UCA/LCA = Upper control arm / Lower control arm
UOA = Used Oil Analysis
WGDC = Waste Gate Duty Cycle
WHP - wheel horse power (stumped me for a while) actual hp to the wheel.
WMI = Water/Methanol Injection
WTB - want to buy
WTS - want to sell
WTF = What the F#@&
WTT = Want to trade
WOT = Wide open Throttle


Please feel free to add more and every week I will try and update this list

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haha...just kidding.

Made you should list of the acronyms that are confusing you so people can help out.
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Here's a list to get you started:

SU = StreetUnit
CS = CorkSport
RMM = Rear MotorMount
BPV = By-Pass Valve
BOV = Blow-Off Valve
CAI = Cold Air Intake
SRI = Short Ram Intake
TIP = Turbo Inlet Pipe
TMIC = Top Mount Intercooler
FMIC = Front Mount Intercooler
CBE = Cat-Back Exhaust
HID = High-Intensity Discharge
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Good start, thanks for the info. I guess I will add more to this post as I figure more out. Ireally didn't want to post a list of acronyms I didn't know, more of a reference list for all of the other newbies.
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Question Glossary of Acronyms

Has anyone tried to put together a list of acronyms for the site? I searched but couldn't find anything, and having a sticky with that info would save people new to tuning some time/effort. You can just search for each one and eventually find the meaning, but having one place you could review ahead of time would make it easier to read acronym-heavy threads.
I could start it, but I really only know about 1/2 of the ones that get tossed around here.
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Here is a start from MSF, lunch is almost over so reading time is coming to an end, I have some to add later.

ABM/ Air Box Mod = The process of taking unwanted parts off the stock engine air box out to let the engine breath better
AFAIK = As Far As I Know
AR = After market Rims
AT = Automatic Transmission
ATX = Auto Trans axle
Axle-back = Exhaust from rear axle
AWD = All Wheel Drive
BCS = Boost Control Solenoid
BG = Boost Gauge
BOV = A turbo engines blow off valve
Bump = Brings post to top
BPV = ByPass Valve
BSD = Balance Shaft Delete
BSF or B/S = Buy/Sell Forums
BTW = By the way
Cat back = An exhaust system that starts at the catalytic converter.
CAI = Cold Air Intake
CBE = Cat-back exhaust
CCC = Combustion Chamber Cleaner
CEL = Check Engine Light
CF = Carbon Fiber
DDE = Daylight Demon Eyes (Halos, Angel Eyes, etc)
CD = Cross Drilled Rotors
CRP = Commonly Reported Problem
CSC = Centrifugal Supercharger
CTS = Coolant Temp Sensor
DIY = Do It Yourself
DYI = Do Yourself Install
EBCS = Electronic Boost Control Solenoid
ECU = Engine Control Unit
EGR = Exhaust gas recirculation
EMS = Engine Management System
EWG = External Waste Gate
FMIC = Front Mount InterCooler
FOB = The flip out key that your Mazda most likely uses
FP = Fuel Power additive
FPRV = Fuel Pressure Relief Valve
FS = For Sale
FSM = Factory Service Manual
FT = For Trade
FTW = For The Win
FWD = Front Wheel Drive
GB = Group Buy
HID = High Intensity Discharge light
HPFP = High Pressure Fuel Pump
HU = Head Unit
IBTL = In Before The Lock
I.C.E. = In Car Electronics/Entertainment
IIRC = If I Recall Correctly
IMHO = In my honest opinion
IMO = In my opinion
IRS = Independent rear suspension
IWG = Internal Wastegate
JDM = Japan Domestic Market
JK = Joke or joking
L3 = Mazda 6 with 2.3l I4
LED = Light-Emitting Diode
LHD = Left Hand Drive
LMAO = Laugh My Ass Off
LOC = Line Output Converter
LOL = Laugh Out Loud
LSD = Limited Slip Differential
LTFT = Long Term Fuel Trim
MAF = Hot Wire Airflow Sensor
MAP = Manifold Air Pressure
MBC = Manual Boost Control
MM = Motor Mount (R = Rear S=Side Passenger and Transmission)
MPI = Multiple port injection
MPS = Mazda Performance Series
MRI = Mazda Recall Information
MS3 = Mazdaspeed3
MS6 = Mazdaspeed6
MZ3 = Mazda 3
MZ6 = Mazda 6
MT = Manual Transmition
MTX = Manual Trans axle
NA = North American or Naturally Aspirated
NSFW = Not safe for work
OCC = Oil Catch Can
OEM = Original Equipment Manufacturer
OP = Original Poster
PCV = Positive crankcase ventilation
PI = Performance increase
PICS = Pictures
PITA = Pain In The Ass
PM = Personal Message
PO = Previous owner
POS = Piece of S#!t
PWNED = To be called out or simply made a fool of by another member of the board (owned).
PVO = Performance Vehicle Operations
RB = Racing Beat
RHD = Right Hand Drive
RMM = rear motor mount
RMIC = Rear Mount Intercooler
ROFL = Rolling on floor laughing
RPM = Revolution Performance Manufacturing(Brand Name)
RSB = Rear Sway bar
R/T = Road/Track
RTFM = Read the Freaking Manual!(Owners manual, FSM, or Instructions manual for part install)
SC = Super Charged
SMIC = Side Mount InterCooler
SOL = S&@$ outta luck
SOTP = Seat Of The Pants
SR = Stock Rims
SRI = Short Ram Intake
SRT = Street and Racing technology
STFT = Short Term Fuel Trim
STF = Search the forum
STFU = Shut the f&#^ up
STS = Short Throw Shifter
TB = Throttle Body
TBD = To be determined
TBE = Turbo-back exhaust
TC = Turbo Charged
TCM = Transmission Control Unit
TIP = Turbo Inlet Pipe
TMIC = Top Mounted InterCooler
TP = Test pipe (replaces 2nd Cat)
TPS = Throttle Position Sensor
Troll(ing) = A member that intentionally lurks around looking to act like an ass
TSB = Technical Service Bulletin
TT = Twin Turbo
ttt = Brings post to the top (To The Top)
TTUW0P = This Thread Useless Without Pics
UCA/LCA = Upper control arm / Lower control arm
UOA = Used Oil Analysis
WGDC = Waste Gate Duty Cycle
WMI = Water/Methanol Injection
WTB = Wanted to buy
WTF = What the F#@&
WTT = Want to trade
WOT = Wide open Throttle

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Here is a start from MSF, lunch is almost over so reading time is coming to an end, I have some to add later.
You stole my list I was gonna post -_-


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Sorry should have included pictures to keep your interest

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You stole my list I was gonna post -_-
As they used to saw before we became a country of wimps, there are two types of people, the quick and the dead.

I might suggest a mod starts a sticky in which they can add as new posts are made.

I know I have some more as do a few others but really don't think of them until I am in BT learning mode on MSF. Adding a few now.

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