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The Librarian
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Complete Acronym/Abbreviaton and Forum Terminolgy List

Common Technical Terminology:
2K IM = 2000 Intake Manifold
4WD = Four Wheel Drive
ABS = Anti-lock Brake System
AC (A/C) = Air Conditioning
AFR (A/F) = Air Fuel Ratio
ATDC = After Top Dead Center
ATX = Automatic Transmission
ARK = Anti Roll Kit (Swaybars)
AWD = All Wheel Drive
BBK = Big Boost Kit
BDC = Bottom Dead Center
BHP = Brake Horsepower
BOV = Blow off-valve
BTDC = Before Top Dead Center
CAI = Cold Air Intake system
CARB = California Air Resourses Board
CAT = Catalytic Converter
CC (C/C) = Cruise Control
CEL = Check engine light
COP = Coil-on-plug
DSI = Dual Stage Intake
DSM = Diamond Star Motors
DTC = Diagnostic Trouble Code
ECM = Engine Control Module (sometimes referred to as ECU...Engine Control Unit)
ECU = Electronic Control Unit
EGR = Exhaust Gas Recirculation (as in "EGR Valve")
FI (F/I) = Forced Induction or Fuel Injection
FMIC = Front Mounted Intercooler
FP = Flex Pipe
FSM = Factory Service Manual
FWD = Front Wheel Drive
FWHP = Front Wheel Horsepower
GVWR = Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (found on door sticker)
HID = High-Intensity Discharge Head Lamps
HU = Head Unit (Audio)
IMRC = Intake Manifold Runner Control (control box for the DSI)
IAC = idle air control valve
IRS = Independant Rear Suspesion
ITB = Induvidual Throttle Bodies
I-VTEC = Intelligent-VTEC
JRSC = Jackson Racing Supercharger
LED = Light Emmiting Diode
LEV = Low Emissions Vehicle
LSD = Limited Slip Differential
LTH = Long tube header
MAF = Mass Air Flow
MAP = Manifold Absolute Pressure
MFI or MPFI = Multi-Port Fuel Injection
MIL = Malfunction Indicator Lamp
MOD = Modification
MTX = Manual Transmission
NA (N/A) = Naturally Aspirated
OBD = On-Board Diagnostics
OE = Original Equipment
OEM = Original Equipment Manufacturer
ORP = Off-Road Pipe
PATS = Passive Anti Theft System
PCM = Powertrain Control Module
PCV = Positive Crankcase Ventilation (as in "PCV Valve")
PP = Port and polish
PRS = Passive Rear Steer
PSI = Pounds per Square Inch
PZEV = Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle (Duratec engine)
RWD = Rear Wheel Drive
RWHP = Rear Wheel Horsepower
SAP = Street Appearance Package
SC (S/C) = Supercharged
SD = Screamin' Demon Coil
SPI = Split-Port Injection (non Zetec or Duratec 2.0L Engines)
SRI = Short ram Intake
SRS = supplemental restraining System
STS = Short Throw Shifter
TB = Throttle Body
TBI = Throttle Body Injection
TC (T/C) = Traction Control
TDC = Top Dead Center
TMIC = Top mounted Intercooler
TPS = Throttle Position Sensor
TSB = Technical Service Bulletin
TQ = Torque
ULEV = Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle
UDP = Underdrive Pulley
VCT = Variable Cam Timing
VTEC = Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control
VVT = Variable Valve Timing
WHP = Wheel Horsepower
WOT = Wide Open Throttle
WTQ = Wheel Torque
WHP = wheel horsepower
XCal1(2) = SCT Multi-Program OBD-II ECU Flash Devices

Common Discussion Abbreviations and Forum Terminology:
AFAIK = As Far As I Know
AIM = America On-Line Instant Messenger
AKA = Also Known As
AutoX = Autocrossing
BS = Bull Sh**
BTDT = Been There, Done That
BTW = By The Way
DIY = Do It Yourself
EAP = European Appearance Package
FAQ = Frequently Asked Questions
FS = For Sale
FS/FT = For Sale and/or For Trade
FTW = For The Win
FUBAR = F[:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)]ed Up Beyond All Recognition
FWIW = For What It's Worth
G2G = Get-together (also known as "meet and greet")
GS/HS/STS/SM = G Stock / H Stock / Street Touring Sedan / Street Modified ( most common Focus SCCA Classes)
IDK = I Don't Know
IIRC = If I Recall (Remember) Correctly
IMO = In My Opinion
IMHO = In My Honest (Humble) Opinion
J/K = Joke or Just Kidding
LMAO = Laughing My Ass Off
LOL = laughing out loud
MIB = Mint in Box
MOD = Moderator
NASA = North American SportsCar Association
NIB = New In Box
O'RLY = Oh, Really?
PITA = Pain In The Ass
PM = Private Message
POS = Piece Of Sh**
QFT = Quoted For Truth
ROFL = Rolling On The Floor Laughing
ROFLMAO = Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Ass Off
ROTM = Ride of the Month
RTFM = Read The F'in Manual
SCCA = Sports Car Club of America
SVT = Special Vehicles Team
SVTF = Special Vehicles Team Focus
SVTC = SVT Contour
SVTL (or just L) = SVT Lightning
TTT = To The Top
WRC = World Rally Championship
WTB = Want To Buy
WTF = What The F[:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)]
WTS = Want To Sell
WTT = Want To Trade
WWCND = What Would Chuck Norris Do?

Common Website and Vendor Terminology:
CFM = Central Florida Motorsports
FC = FocusCentral
FF = Focus Fanatics
FP = Focus Power
FR = Ford Racing
FRPP = Ford Racing Performance Parts
FS = FocusSport
HIA = Hypnotic Illusions Automotive
JDM = Japanese Domestic Market
MM = Marcy Motorsport
SCT = Superchips Custom Tuning
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