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Old 10-12-2005, 09:34 PM
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Instead of interupting threads, come here for a reference when you do not know an abbreviation.

Abbreviations can be a very confusing thing for newbies, so hopefully this will help. Here we go:


AFAIK - As Far As I Know

AID - Account Identification

AIM - AOL Instant Messenger

AKA - Also Known As

A-Pillar - Framework on either side of front windshield

ASAP - As Soon As Possible

Attention Whore - Someone who thrives on the attention of others.

ATM - At The Moment

AWD - All Wheel Drive

Bling Bling - Expensive car owned by someone with too much money & nothing but shiny (bling) gold chains/rings and shiny (bling)chrome wheels to spend it on.

B-Pillar - Framework between front & back doors

BPV - By-Pass Valve

BOV - Blow-Off Valve

BT - Brain Trust

BTDT - Been There Done That

BTW - By The Way

Bump - When someone wants to put the thread at the top, so there is more of a chance to get viewed. This was possibly the most confussing one for me as a newbie.

BWW - 1. Band Width Warning (large file or picture) 2. Big Work Warning - usually only seen in the "off topic" forum(posting graphic pornography)

C - Convenience Package

CAI - Cold Air Intake

Cams - Camshafts

Cat - Catalytic Converter

CE - Check Engine

CEL - Check Engine Light

CPO - Certified Pre-owned

CF - Carbon Fiber

Chip - ECU Computer Chip

Chipped - ECU Performance Chip Installed

CHP - California Highway Patrol

Clay Bar - also known as Overspray Clay, Clay Bar is a plasticine matrix with an abrasive intermixed throughout. It is used to remove spots of paint overspray on the surface of your cars paint/clear coat. Most recently Clay Bar has been used as a detailng tool for removing foreign particles & contaminants from your car's paint/clearcoat. Must be used with a water based lubricant to avoid damaging paint/clearcoat(usually comes with the Clay Bar).

CMIIW - Correct Me If I'm Wrong

C-Pillar - Framework on either side of rear window

C/O - Coil Over Struts

CP - Coil Pack

DBW - Drive By Wire (also known as Electronic Throttle Control)

DC - District of Columbia This is what almost everyone from VA/DC/MD refer from where their from, when describing to someone from another state their general living area because its easier and "cooler" to say I am from "DC".

DD - 1. Drunk Driver 2. Daily Driver 3. Dunkin Donuts

Debaged - to remove some, if not all, of the following badges from the rear of the car.

DP - Down Pipe(s)

DIY - Do It Yourself

DOHC - Dual Over-Head Camshaft

DSM - Diamond Star Motors/also makers of the WW2 Zero Japanese Fighter "Submitted by RightDiddy"

DTM - Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (German Touring Car Championship)

DSG - Direct-Shift Gearbox

Dubs - 20" or larger rims

DV - Diverter Valve

E-codes - Eurospec Headlamps

ECU - Engine Control Unit

EFK - Electronic Fan Kit

ESP - Electronic Stability Program

FAQ - Frequently Asked Question, also see New Forum FAQ

F&F - Movie - "The Fast & The Furious" - Some people may refere to this, although most of us on this forum don't care. But this is just in case.

FIA - Federation Internationale De L'Automobile - Governing Body for both non-sporting automobile activities & international motorsport competition

FMIC - Front Mounted Inter-cooler

FOD - Foreign Object Damage

FPR - Fuel Pressure Regulator

FS - For Sale

FUBAR - F%*!ed Up Beyond All Recognition

FWIW - For What It's Worth

FWD - Front Wheel Drive

FYI - For Your Information

GB - Group Buy

Gap - 1. The distance between the top of the tires to the bottom of the fenders 2. The distance (gap)from the center electrode of a spark plug to the ground electrode(s)

GF - Girlfriend

GMTA - Great Minds Think Alike

GTG - Get Together

HID - High Intensity Discharge (xenon lights)

HOF - Hall of Fame

HTH - Hope This Helps

IC - Inter-cooler

ICE - In Car Entertainment

ICV - Idle Control Valve

IIRC - If I Recall Correctly

IMHO - In My Honest/Humble Opinion

IMNSHO - In My Not So Honest/Humble Opinion

IMO - In My Opinion

IOW - In Other Words

IWBTPWP - I Won't Believe This Post Without Pictures

JDM - Japanese Domestic Market

Jerks - Forum user who uses humor in the form of a sarcastic reply to make fun of anothers forum post. A "jerks" posts are never to be taken personally.

J2LUK - Just To Let You Know

J/K - Just Kidding

Kill - Beating another automobile while road racing on public roads, whether at speed on a highway or at a stoplight.

Killing Kittens - Euphemism for masterbating

KISS - Keep It Simple Stupid

LCD - Liquid Crystal Display

LMAO - Laughing My Ass Off

LMP - Le Mans Prototype

LOL - Laugh(ing) Out Loud

Lowers - Plastic Trim under doors (also known as side skirts)

M - Manual Transmission

MAF - Mass Air Flow Sensor

MD - Maryland we have many of them here for some reason, even if the site is called Drag "VA". But please refer to www.dcspeed.net for MD and DC. Usually you will see the exact same events and important information as posted here in DragVA.

Meow - Slang for "repost"

MSRP - Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price

Mod(s) 1 - Modification(s) (Performance, Interior, Exterior)

Mod(s) 2 - Moderators of the forums. The evil, horrible people that believe they know everything . Usually these people you don't want to upset . . .


MOAR - Mother of All Reposts

MWW - Mild Work Warning - this will still get you in trouble with the boss - Refere to NWS.

MY - Model Year

Myspace - www.myspace.com Your nobody if you dont have a profile here.

n00b - See "Newbie"

NE - North East

NE1 - Any One

NWS - Not work safe - usualy related to things such as porn, or extremely graphic video/pic's for those who browse the forums as work. Or to warn not to show to your boss.

Newbie - New to the forum, with very little forum knowledge or posts and a high UID#.

NOYFB - None Of Your F#%king Business

NOS - Nitrous Oxide System

NOVA - Northern Virginia

NT - No Thread

NTTAWWT - Not That There's Anything Wrong With That

OBTW - Oh, by the Way

OC - Orange County

OEM - Original Equipment Manufacture

Offset - The offset of a wheel is the distance from its hub mounting surface to the centerline of the wheel.

OIC - Oh, I see

OMFG - Oh My F*%#ing God

OMG - Oh My God

OMGHI2U - Oh My God Hi To You

OP - Original Poster

OT - Off Topic

OTOH - On The Other Hand

Owned - variant: 0wned, pwned, 0wn3d, pwn3d, own3d 1. To be made a fool of; To make a fool of; To confound or prove wrong; embarrasing someone: Being embarrased. 2. Total and undeniable dominance of a person, group of people or situation as to make them/it akin to ones b1tch.

Peeps - slang for "people"

PCD - Pitch Circle Diameter: The diameter of the imaginary circle that goes through the center of all 5 bolts on a wheel/hub.

PSP - Sony's new portable video game player that made everyone else's look like shit.

Pic - Picture

PITA - Pain In The @$$

PLZ - Please

POS - Piece of Sh*t

PSA - Public Service Announcement

PSI - Pounds per Square Inch

PW - Post Whore (commonly found in the off topic forum), someone who posts for no apparent reason, but to waste others bandwidth and self gratify their own existence.

Pron - Porn

R - Repost

Rape - usualy in referance to "killing" or beating another car. This is usualy when the other car is completely demolished by the other.

REPOST - 1. The post, or linked post has already been posted numerous times on the forums. 2. The mascot of reposts

Rice - A car which is too flashy in regards to exterior modifications, with not enouph (if any) performance modifications. An over-sized rear wing and "Type R" decals are good examples.

Ricers - Those who drive "ricey" cars

RNTV - Red Neck Television(Speed Channel, formerly Speedvision)

ROFL - Rolling On Floor Laughing

ROFLMAO - Rolling On Floor Laughing My Ass Off

ROFLMFAO - Rolling On Floor Laughing My F#%!ing Ass Off

RTFF - Read The [email protected]#%ing Forum

RTFM - Read The [email protected]#%ing Manual

S - Sport Package

SC - Speed Channel(formerly Speedvision)

SCCA - Sports Car Club of America

STFA - 1. Search The Forum Archives 2. Search The [email protected]#$ing Archives

STFU - Shut the f*ck up

SOL- $h*t Outta Luck

SIA - Sorry in Advance

Side Skirts - Plastic trim under doors (a.k.a. Lowers)

Sig - Signature

Sig Pic - Signature Picture

SOP - Standard Operating Procedure

SV - Speedvision(Now Called Speed Channel)

T - Turbo

teh - the - deliberate typo error of "The". used in online gaming discussion

TDI - Turbo Direct Injection

TGIF - Thank God it's Friday

THX - Thanks

TIA - Thanks In Advance

Tip - Tiptronic

TMI - Too Much Information

TPIWWP - This Post Is Worthless Without Pictures

Tramlining - Tramlining is a condition which occurs when an extremely wide, low profile tire with a lot of surface traction & contact patch causes an unpleasant response through the steering wheel. When tramlining occurs, the tire wants to follow the grooves and crowns of the road. The wider the profile of the tire, the more it wants to "drive itself". You will notice this in the steering wheel over uneven road surfaces. Proper tire inflation can help dramatically reduce this problem.

Troll - Usually a new user from another automobile forum who try to convince the forum how much better their ride is.

TSB - 1. Technical Service Bulletin; 2. Transmission Stabilizer Bar

TT - Track Thread

TTT - to the top "Submitted by RightDiddy"

UID - User Identification (number)

UMD - University of Maryland

UP - Update Thread

UPS - United Parcel Service

USPS - United States Postal Service

UT - Untrack Thread

V1 - Valentine 1 Radar Detector - You need to buy this, and no other.

VA - The State of Virginia

Valence - Front & rear plastic Trim under bumpers

VASCAR - Pacing/Clocking system used by law enforcement for measuring speed traveled a certain distance in a vehicle (those white bars you see on the side of highways are used for this)

VIN - Vehicle Identification Number

VT - Virginia Tech

VTB - Vote to Ban

VVT - Variable Valve Timing

W - Winter Package

WB - Welcome Back

WFO - Wide F#%king Open

WOOT - Woot is a gaming term that is used to express excitement over a situation.

WOT - Wide Open Throttle

WTB - Want To Buy

WTF - What The F#%k?!

WTH - What/Who The Hell?

WTK - Want to Know

WTT - Want To Trade

WVU - West Virginia University

WW - Work Warning - posting nude/pornographic pictures.

WYSIWYG - What You See Is What You Get

W/O - Without

X - Xenon lights

x-post - Cross Post from another forum



Hope this helps everyone out. Please add anymore that you know of.
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Old 10-12-2005, 09:53 PM
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WTF - What The F#%k?!
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Old 10-13-2005, 05:34 AM
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what about TTT - to the top

and the explaination of l337....i still havent figured that one out
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Wow so thats what dtm stands for....good shit.
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some good stuff, i could never to save my life figure out was imo and rofl ment. thanks.
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No problem I will edit and add TTT - to the top. I am glad this was helpful information also. If you have anymore to add ,don't hesitate to post and I will add it.
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I still don't know what DSM is.
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Diamond Star Motors. makers of mitsus and such
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Ok thanks.
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Added JDM also while I was add it
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