Commonly Used Acronyms

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Alex, Feb 7, 2006.

  1. Alex

    Alex Community Founder Staff Member

    4EAT - Four speed automatic transmission
    5EAT - Five speed automatic transmission
    5MT - Five speed manual transmission
    6MT - Six speed manual transmission

    ABS - Antilock braking system
    AFAIK - As far as I know
    AFRs - Air Fuel Ratios
    AKA - Also known as
    ALK - Anti-Lift Kit
    ALS - Anti-lag system
    ATM- At the Moment
    AVCS - Active valve control system
    AWD - All Wheel Drive

    BHP - Brake Horespower
    BOV - Blow off Valve
    BPV - Bypass Valve
    BTW - By the way
    Bump - To move a topic up to the most recently commented

    CAI - Cold Air Intake
    Cat - Catalytic convertor
    Cd - Coefficient of drag
    CEL - Check Engine Light
    CDM - Canadian Domestic Market

    DCCD - Driver Controlled Center Differential
    Diff - Differential
    DIN - Deutsche Industrial Norm, radio dimension standard
    DSM - Diamond Star Motors
    DP - Downpipe

    EBC - Electronic boost controller
    ECU - Engine Control Unit
    EDM - European Domestic Market
    EFI - Electronic fuel injection
    EGT - Exhaust gas temperature
    EM - Engine Management

    FHI - Fuji Heavy Industries
    FMIC - Front Mount Intercooler
    FS - For sale
    FTW - For the Win
    FWD - Front wheel drive
    FWIW - For what it's worth

    GTG/G2G - Get To Gether

    H4 - Horizontally opposed 4 cylinder engine
    HID - High intensity discharge
    HP - horsepower
    HPDE - High Performance Driving Event

    IAM - Ignition Advance Multiplier (part of the ECU's engine control scheme)
    ID - Inner diameter
    IIRC - If I recall correctly
    IMO - In my opinion
    IMHO - In my humble opinion
    IWS -

    JDM - Japanese Domestic Market

    KPH - Kilometers per hour

    LHD - Left hand drive
    LMAO - Laughing my a$$ off
    LOL - Laughing Out Loud
    LSD - Limited slip differential

    MAF - Mass air-flow sensor
    MAP - Manifold absolute pressure sensor
    MBC - Manual boost controller
    MIL - Malfunction indicator lamp (same as CEL)
    MPH - Miles per hour
    MT - Manual transmission
    MY - Model/Year

    NA - Normally aspirated
    NABISCO - A box of crackers
    NASIOC - North American Subaru Owner's Club
    nvh - Noise, Vibration, and Harshness

    O2 - Oxygen
    OBD-II - On board diagnostics II
    OEM - Original Equipment Manufacturer
    OMG - Oh my God
    OT - Off topic

    PCV - Positive crankcase ventilation
    PITA - Pain in the arse
    Pot - brake piston
    PSI - Pounds per square inch

    RCH - politically incorrect unit of finite distance measurement
    RHD - Right hand drive
    ROFL - Rolling on the floor laughing
    ROFLMAO - Rolling on the floor laughing my a$$ off
    RPM - Revolution per minute
    RTFM - Read the f@#$ing manual

    SAE - Society of Automotive Engineers
    SCC - Sport compact car magazine
    SCCA - Sports car club of America
    SEMA - Specialty equipment marketer's association
    SOA - Subaru of America
    SRDEC - Siegel Racing Driver Education Clinic
    SRP - Sedona Red Pearl
    STi - Subaru Tecnica International

    TB - Throttle body
    TBE - Turbo Back Exhaust
    TCU - Traction Control Unit (the computer that controls the DCCD's action)
    TMIC - Top Mount Intercooler
    TPS - Throttle position sensor
    TDC - Top dead center
    TSB - Technical service bulletin (from SOA)
    TT - Turbo timer or Twin turbo
    TTIWOP - This Thread Is Worthless WithOut Pictures
    TTT - To the top, aka bump
    TY, thx, tx - Thanks or thank you

    UP - Uppipe
    USDM - US Domestic Market

    VIN - Vehicle identification number

    WBO2 - Wide band Oxygen sensor
    WFO - Wide f*ckin open!!!
    WHP - Wheel Horsepower
    WOT - Wide open throttle
    WRB - World Rally Blue
    WTF - What the F*ck

    YMMV - Your mileage may vary
    YGM - You've got mail

    Open to suggestions as well, just reply to the thread.

    Cheers :D
    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 12, 2008
  2. miloman

    miloman Retired Admin

    nice :bigthumb:
  3. gt9729b

    gt9729b Member

    HPDE - High Performance Driving Event
    SRDEC - Siegel Racing Driver Education Clinic
    ALK - Anti-Lift Kit
    TTIWOP - This Thread Is Worthless WithOut Pictures
  4. Trey

    Trey Active Member

    ATM- At the Moment

    GTG - Get ToGether

    WFO - Wide f*ckin open!!!
  5. ShaneSTI

    ShaneSTI Active Member

    being sorta new to the subie world..i just found out a few months ago that wrb meant "world rally blue"lol what are the other acroymns i keep seeing? MY, CGM, etc? i'm assuming their colors or model types too?
  6. monk

    monk <b>The Kitchen Ninja!!!!</b>

    MY = model/year
    CGM = crystal gray metallic

    Alex, WTF does FTW mean?
  7. wrxin8or

    wrxin8or Mullitt Staff Member

    For The Win

    or F*ck The World

    or Free the Whales
  8. miloman

    miloman Retired Admin

    BTW = Ban The Wrxin8or :D
  9. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Active Member

  10. Alex

    Alex Community Founder Staff Member

  11. mattprzy

    mattprzy Active Member


    Do We Need Any More Acronyms?
  12. wrxin8or

    wrxin8or Mullitt Staff Member

    thats im gonna go cry in my corner and :bowdown: to milo

    ....praying he wont actually ban me
  13. monk

    monk <b>The Kitchen Ninja!!!!</b>

    foolish tiajuana weekend?

    for the wankers?

    oh i got it now... fuck the wombat!
  14. FTZ

    FTZ ^.^

    Thank you Nasioc

    IDP=In da Pooper
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2006
  15. GTscoob

    GTscoob Black is Beautiful

    no love for the 4EAT or 5EAT in the new Legs?
  16. scuby drew

    scuby drew techos ftws!!EEEE

    no love for VTEC......


  17. Alex

    Alex Community Founder Staff Member

    dont you mean, omghai2u drew?
  18. cb7stim3

    cb7stim3 Member

    nice post
  19. ELD4AU6

    ELD4AU6 New Member

    ok call me a noob, but does SOG stand for subaru of georgia?
  20. bluetwo

    bluetwo Active Member

    Ha ha. No it's stands for Silly Old Girls!

    JK........ Subaru of Gwinnett.
  21. ELD4AU6

    ELD4AU6 New Member

    ah thanks :)
  22. mamock116

    mamock116 New Member

    what does BPU stand for
  23. miloman

    miloman Retired Admin

    I have heard it used as an acronym for Basic Performance Upgrades. This generally includes simple bolt ons.
  24. monk

    monk <b>The Kitchen Ninja!!!!</b>

    BFTD - back from the dead, this thread is...
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2007
  25. MarkM2016GTI

    MarkM2016GTI Supporting Member

    ATM-Asynchronous Transfer Mode...LOL...Man, there are just as many acronyms in the auto world as there are in the telecomm industry.

  26. fullerslgt

    fullerslgt New Member

    whats the meaning behind teh? I know it is the, but .....?
  27. wrxin8or

    wrxin8or Mullitt Staff Member

    teh is just a misspelling of "the" meaning behind it, just that it became common when people would type really quickly and not proofread what they type...
  28. fullerslgt

    fullerslgt New Member

    yeah thats what i figured. i see it on all the forums and was just curious for an explanation. thanks.

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