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    Acronyms & Basic Terminology
    • 4EAT – Four Speed Electronic Automatic Transmission
    • 5MT – Five Speed Manual Transmission
    • 5EAT – Five Speed Electronic Automatic Transmission (includes Sportshift)
    • 6MT – Six Speed Manual Transmission
    • ABS – Anti-lock Braking System
    • AFR (or A/F) - Air to Fuel Ratio
    • ALK - Anti Lift Kit
    • ALS: Anti Lag System (EM trick to keep the turbo spooled when off the throttle)
    • AT – Automatic Transmission
    • ATDC = After Top Dead Center (relative to piston location)
    • ATF – Automatic Transmission Fluid
    • AutoX – Autocross
    • AVCS – Active Valve Control Sysem
    • AVLS – Active Valve Lift System
    • AWD – All Wheel Drive
    • AWHP - All Wheel Horse Power
    • AWTQ - At Wheel Torque
    • BBK - Big Brake Kit
    • BHP – Brake HorsePower (measured BEFORE transmission)
    • BOV – Blow Off Valve
    • BPV - By-Pass Valve
    • BTDC - Before Top Dead Center (relative to piston location)
    • CAI – Cold Air Intake
    • Cat – Catalytic Convertor
    • Catback -- Catback (after the Catalytic Converter) exhaust section
    • CBE = Cat Back Exhaust
    • CEL – Check Engine Light
    • CF – Carbon Fiber
    • Cf -- drag coefficient or coefficient of drag (airflow resistance)
    • CO2 – Carbon Dioxide
    • Diff – Differential
    • DP -- Down Pipe
    • DC -- Double Clutch
    • DCCD -- Driver Controlled Center Differential
    • DOHC – Dual Overhead Camshaft
    • DRL = Daytime Running Lights
    • EBC – Electonic Boost Controller
    • ECT - Electronically Controlled Transmission
    • ECU – Electronic Control Unit (engine control unit)
    • EDM - European Domestic Market
    • EFI – Electronic Fuel Injection
    • EG – Subaru 6-cylinder engines (up through mid to late 90’s)
    • EG33 – Subaru 3.3 litre 6-cylinder engine code (SVX)
    • EGT - Exhaust Gas Temperature
    • EJ – Subaru 4-cylinder engines (early 90’s and newer)
    • EJ20 – Subaru 2.0 litre 4-cylinder engine code
    • EJ205 – Subaru 2.0 litre turbo engine (US WRX)
    • EJ22 – Subaru 2.2 litre 4-cylinder engine code
    • EJ25 – Subaru 2.5 litre 4-cylinder engine code
    • EJ255 – Subaru 2.5 litre turbo engine (US Forester XT, Baja Turbo)
    • EJ257 – Subaru 2.5 litre turbo engine (US WRX STi)
    • EM - Engine Management
    • EMS = Engine Management System
    • EWG - external wastegate
    • EZ – Subaru 6-cylinder engines (post EG series H6 engines)
    • EZ30R – Subaru 3.0 litre 6-cylinder engine code (BL/BP Legacy and new Outback)
    • FDR - Final Drive Ratio
    • FHI - Fuji Heavy Industries
    • FMIC – Front Mount Intercooler
    • FWD – Front Wheel Drive
    • FSB -- Front Sway Bar
    • H4 – Horizontally Opposed 4 cylinder (boxer)
    • H6 – Horizontally Opposed 6 cylinder
    • HF - High Flow (usually used in conjunction with a catalytic converter)
    • HID – High Intensity Discharge (headlights)
    • HT-- Heal and Toe
    • IC -- Intercooler
    • JDM – Japanese Domestic Market
    • LHD = Left Hand Drive
    • LSD – Limited Slip Differential
    • MAF or MAS – Mass Air-Flow Sensor
    • MAP – Manifold Absolute Pressure Sensor
    • MBC – Manual Boost Controller
    • MIL – Malfunction Indicator Lamp (CEL)
    • MT – Manual Transmission
    • MY – Model Year
    • NOS - Nitrous Oxide
    • OBD - On Board Diagnostics
    • OE – Original Equipment
    • OEM – Original Equipment Manufacturer
    • OL/CL - Open Loop / Closed Loop
    • Pinks --certain STI parts... springs, swaybars, injectors, timing belts. Due to their color.
    • Pot -- (ie. 4-pot brake) pistons on caliper.
    • P&P -- port and polish of cylinder heads to improve airflow.
    • PPG -- Pfitzner Performance Gearbox
    • RallyX – Rallycross
    • RHD = Right Hand Drive
    • RPM - Revolutions Per Minute
    • RSB -- Rear Sway Bar
    • RWD – Rear Wheel Drive
    • SOA – Subaru Of America
    • SOHC – Single Overhead Camshaft
    • SPT = Subaru Performance Tuning
    • SWRT = Subaru World Rally Team
    • STi (pre-06) / STI = Subaru Technica International
    • TDC = Top Dead Center (relative to piston location)
    • TMIC – Top Mount Intercooler
    • TBE -- Turbo Back Exhaust
    • TGV - Tumble Generator Valve
    • TQ - Torque
    • TR - Tuner Ready (aka '06 WRX TR)
    • TSB - Technical Service Bulletin
    • TT – Twin Turbo
    • UDP – Under Drive Pulley
    • UP -- Up Pipe
    • USDM -- United States Domestic Market
    • VDC – Vehicle Dynamic Control
    • VIN – Vehicle Identification Number
    • VTA - Vent to Atmosphere
    • VTD – Variable Torque Distibution
    • WGA - wastegate actuator
    • WHP – Wheel HorsePower
    • WOT – Wide Open Throttle
    • WRB = World Rally Blue
    • WRC = World Rally Championship (competiton or WRC Spec cars)
    Impreza Bodies:
    • GF = 5-door Impreza body
    • GG = Impreza Wagon
    • GM = 2-door (old gen) Impreza body
    • GC = 4-door (old gen) Impreza body
    • +
    • 0 = 1.6L (not certain about this one)
    • 2 = 1.8L
    • 4 = 2.2L
    • 6 = 2.5L
    • 8 = 2.0L
    • GD = New Gen Bodies
    All those "eye" threads:
    Blob, Bug, Hawk and Stink eyes--these are associated with the perceived look of the headlights and front fascia of the different body styles.

    Thanks to:


    Uncle Meat of the Cobb Tuning WRXForum.com, LegacyGT Forum, XimportnWRX, MidKnight, Max, Jhokur, anukaoen, nofear6235
    Last edited by YBNormal07; 03-06-2010 at 05:22 PM. Reason: EDM

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    wga - wastegate actuator
    ewg - external wastegate
    iwg - internal wastegate
    egp or egbp - exhaust gas pressure or exhaust gas back pressure
    mrp - manifold relative pressure
    atdc - after top dead center (relative to piston location)
    btdc - before top dead center (relative to piston location)
    a/r - area/radius ratio
    trim - (exducer diameter)^2 * 100 / (inducer diameter)^2
    mbt - minimum best timing
    lambda - relative richness, 1 = stoich
    Last edited by TheJ; 11-12-2007 at 03:04 PM.

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    Internet Slang Terms & Acronyms

    Always confused when you're reading posts here on clubwrx.net? So was i, until i hung around her long enough and picked up the lingo. But, if you're lazy like me, I'm starting a list of the common abbreviations used here on the club. Hopefully this will prevent many n00b questions

    If you can think of any others i have missed, please just post them up and they will be added

    p.s...can this get a sticky?


    0-9

    • 1337 - From the word Leet, derived from the word elite
    • 1 - Bye, Goodbye
    • 2 - too, or to
    • 4 - For

    A

    • A C? - AH! SI?
    • AFAICR/S/T - As far as I can recall / remember / see / tell
    • AFAIK - As far as I know
    • AFK - Away from keyboard
    • ASAP - As soon as possible
    • ASL - Age / sex / location
    • ATEOTD - At The End of the Day
    • ATM - At the moment
    • AWOL - Absent Without (Official) Leave
    • AKA - Also know as

    B

    • B2B - Business to Business
    • BBIAB - Be back in a bit
    • BBL/S - Be back later / shortly / soon
    • BCNU - Be seein' you
    • BFF - Best Friends Forever
    • blog - Also known as web log or an online journal
    • BOFH - Bastard operator from hell
    • Bot - Any type of automated software in chatrooms and web-cataloging software
    • BRB - Be right back
    • BSOD - Blue Screen of Death
    • BTDT - Been there done that
    • BTW - By the way
    • bump - Increment (For example, C's ++ operator.) or a backronym for "Bring Up My Post"

    C

    • CLAMF - Co-workers looking at me funny
    • CU - See you (later)
    • CYA - See ya OR Cover Your Ass
    • Cyberspace - Virtual reality, the Internet, the World Wide Web, and other kinds of computer systems

    D

    • DFTT - Don't feed the trolls
    • DGAF - Don't Give A ****
    • DIAF - Die in a fire
    • DND - Do not disturb
    • DOA - Dead on arrival.

    E

    • EOF - End Of File
    • EOM - End of Message
    • EOL - End of Life, End of Line
    • ETA - Estimated time of arrival

    F

    • FAQ - Frequently Asked Question(s)
    • FFS - For ****'s sake
    • Flamer - Someone who makes inflammatory, abusive or directly offensive comments
    • FMCDH - From My Cold Dead Hands
    • FOAF - Friend of a friend
    • FTL - For the loss
    • FTW - For the win
    • FTMFW - For the MFing win
    • FUBAR - ****ed up beyond all recognition / repair (from military slang; pronounced "foo-bar")
    • FUD - Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt (the purposeful spread of misinformation)
    • FWIW - For what it's worth
    • FYI - For your information

    G

    • GBTW - Get back to work
    • GF - Great/good fight Also used as girlfriend
    • GFU - Good for you
    • GFY - Go **** yourself
    • GG - Good game, used at or near the conclusion of a gaming match
    • GJ - Good job, often used in online gaming when a teammate performs an act benefiting his team, such as killing an opponent or enabling that kill
    • GMTA - Great minds think alike
    • Godwin's Law - Dictates that the longer a thread, the more likely someone will post a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler
    • Gratz - Congratulations
    • GTFO - Get the **** out
    • GTG or G2G - 'Got to go' or ‘Good to go'
    • GR -Good Race

    H

    • HAND - have a nice day
    • handle - Name used in online chat, (AKA nick(name), alias, screen/user name)
    • HF - Have fun
    • haxor or H4x0r (1337) - Hacker
    • Hit - A request made to the web server, (noun) the results of an internet search, (verb) loading a Web page. Hits are not equivalent to visitors of a webpage.
    • Home page - The website's introduction page, starting point, and guide. The technical term is "index"
    • Hot list - A collection of publicly available URLs (World Wide Web site addresses), sometimes available as text files.
    • HTH - Hope this / that helps
    • HUD - Heads-up display

    I

    • IANAL - I am not a lawyer
    • IBTL - In before the lock
    • IB4 - In before
    • IDK - I don't know
    • IONO - I don't know
    • IIRC - If I recall / remember correctly
    • IIUC - If I understand correctly
    • IMO/IMHO/IMNSHO/IMAO - In my (humble / honest / not so humble / arrogant) opinion
    • Information superhighway - The Internet (AKA: I-way, Infobahn)
    • IOW - In other words
    • IRC - Internet Relay Chat
    • IRL - In real life
    • ITYM - I Think You Mean
    • IWSN - I want sex now
    • IYKWIM - If you know what I mean

    J

    • Jaggy - aliased computer graphics
    • JAS - Just a sec
    • JK or j/k - Just kidding, or joke
    • JP - Just playin'
    • JFGI - Just ****ing Google It

    K

    • k or kk - OK
    • KISS - Keep it simple stupid.
    • KOS - Kill on sight
    • KTHX - OK, thanks
    • KTHXBYE - OK, thanks, goodbye, used either to cut short a conversation or to express displeasure with being cut short

    L

    • L8R - Later
    • Lag - Slang term for slow Internet speeds or high Internet latency
    • Lamer - A know-nothing, one who is lame.
    • Leet - Often spelled as l33t or 1337. It originally meant elite
    • LH - Leg Hump/ing
    • LSMIC - Laughing So Much I'm Crying. A term made by thewinekone on Youtube.
    • LFG - Looking for group
    • LFM - Looking for more
    • LMAO - Laughing my ass off
    • LMFAO - Laughing my ****ing ass off
    • LMIRL - Let's meet in real life.
    • LMK - Let me know
    • LOL - Laughing out loud, laugh out loud
    • LOLLERSKATES - laughing out loud, like lmaobuns or roflcopter, it means lol.
    • LTNS - Long time no see
    • Lurker - Someone who frequents a Usenet group without participating in discussions
    • LYLAS-Love You Like A Sis/ Also spelled LYLASIS

    M

    • MOTD - Message of the day
    • MTFBWY - May The Force be with you
    • MUSH - Multi-User Shared Hallucination
    • MYOB - Mind your own business
    • M8 - Mate

    N

    • NE1 - Anyone
    • Newbie, newb, n00b, - An inexperienced user of a system or game, or an annoying person.
    • NIFOC - Naked In Front Of Computer
    • NM - Not much, Never mind
    • NP - No problem
    • NSFW - Not safe for work.
    • NVM, NVMD, or nm - Nevermind, not much
    • NVP - Not very promising.

    O

    • O RLY - Oh really?
    • OIC - Oh, I see
    • OFN - Old freaking news
    • OMG - Oh my god
    • OMFG - Oh my freaking god
    • OMSOBFG - Oh my son of a b**** freaking god
    • OMW - On my way or Oh my word
    • ONOZ - Oh, no
    • OP - Original poster
    • OS - Operating system
    • OT - Off topic
    • OTOH - On the other hand
    • OTP - On the phone or One true pairing or On The Piss

    P

    • P2P - Peer to peer, or pay to play
    • PAW - Parents are watching
    • PITA - Pain in the arse / ass
    • PLMK - Please let me know
    • PMSL - Pissing myself laughing
    • POS - Piece of ****, or parent over shoulder.
    • POTS - Plain old telephone service
    • POV - Point of view
    • PPL - People
    • PTKFGS - Punch the Keys For God's Sake
    • pr0n - Intentional misspelling of porn
    • pwned - Intentional misspelling of owned

    Q

    • QFT - Quoted for truth. Used on internet message boards to show agreement from a previous message
    • QROFL - Quietly rolling on the floor laughing

    R

    • Rehi (or merely re) - Hello again
    • RL - Real Life
    • RO(T)FL - Rolling on (the) floor laughing
    • RO(T)FLMAO - Rolling on (the) floor laughing my ass off
    • RO(T)FLMAOWPIMP - Rolling on (the) floor laughing my ass off while peeing in my pants
    • RO(T)FLOL - Rolling on (the) floor laughing out loud
    • ROFLCOPTER - Rolling on floor laughing. like lollerskates or lmaobuns it just means ro(t)fl.
    • RSN - Real soon now (used sarcastically)
    • RTFB - Read the ****ing binary (or book)
    • RTFS - Read the ****ing source
    • RTFM/RTM - Read the (****ing) manual or reboot the (****ing) machine

    S

    • SCNR - sorry, could not resist
    • smiley - Another name for emoticons
    • SME = Subject Matter Expert
    • SMH - Shaking my head
    • SNAFU - Situation normal: all (****ed/fouled) up
    • Snail mail - Normal paper mail service
    • SOB - Son of a *****
    • SOHF - Sense of humor failure
    • SSDD - Same ****, Different Day
    • STFU - Shut the **** up
    • STFW - Search the ****ing web

    T

    • TANSTAAFL - There ain't no such thing as a free lunch
    • TBF - Time between failures
    • TBH - To be honest
    • Teh - Another way of saying the
    • Teh Fastarrr - a common way of referring/making fun of SRT-4's
    • TG - That's great
    • TGIF - Thank God it's Friday
    • TH(N)X, TNX or TX - Thanks
    • TIA - Thanks in advance
    • TMI - Too much information
    • TOS - Terms of service
    • TTBOMK - To the best of my knowledge
    • TTIWWP- This Tread Is Worthless Without pics
    • TTYL - Talk to you later (also spelled TTUL, T2UL or T2YL)
    • TY - Thank you
    • TYT - Take your time
    • TYVM - Thank you very much

    U

    • U - You
    • UTFSE - Use the ****ing search engine

    V


    W

    • w00t, w00T - express exuberance
    • W/ or W/O - With or without
    • WB - Welcome back
    • WBU - What bout you?
    • W/E - Whatever
    • WRT - With respect / regard to
    • WTB - Want to buy
    • WTF - What the ****
    • WTG - Way to go
    • WTH - What the hell
    • WTS - Want to sell
    • WTT - Want to trade
    • WUG - What you got?
    • WUBU2 - What (have) you been up to?
    • WUU2 - What (are) you up to?
    • WYSIWYG - What you see is what you get
    • W8 - Wait

    X


    Y

    • YHBT - You have been trolled.
    • YKW - You know what?
    • YMMV - Your mileage may vary.
    • YTMND - You're The Man Now, Dog
    • YW - You're welcome.
    • YOYO- You're On Your Own.
    • YAGTOH - you are going to own him.

    Z

    • ZOMG - An intentional misspelling of the acronym shorthand for "Oh My Gawd" and pronounced "Zoh My Gawd" This version is mainly used in jest or to ridicule people who use abbreviations like OMG and OMFG


    Thanks to: me, Wikipedia

    Seriously, if you don't find what you are looking for here try GOOGLE, Urbandictionary.com or Wikipedia.
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