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Hey all,

The acronyms are killing me. As I'm trying to digest as much info as possible about lifts, I'm finding them so often I'm struggling with comprehension at times. Any chance of throwing together an acronyms list and making it a sticky?

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List of Acronyms and Shorthand Chat

List of Acronyms and Shorthand Chat

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Vehicle Specific Terminology

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2WD: Two Wheel Drive

4x2: Two Wheel Drive

4WD: Four Wheel Drive

4x4: Four Wheel Drive

6MT: 6 spd Manual Trans

7-pin: 7 pin trailer connector as opposed to the basic 4 pin

A
AAL: Add A Leaf

ABS: Anti-lock Brake System

ABLS: Active Brake Limited Slip

AC: Automotive Customizers (company)

AFR: Air/Fuel Ratio

AT: All terrain (tires) or Automatic Transmission

AWD: All Wheel Drive (usually refers to a full-time transfer case)

B
BCM : Body Control Module

BDGT: Bully Dog GT (tuner)

BL: Body Lift

brake judder: Brake pedal pulsation, caused by warped rotors

BS: Backspacing (wheels)

BTF: Blue Torch Fabrication

BU: Back Up

Burger: The Nissan emblem (because of the shape)

C
CAI: Cold Air Intake

cap: capacitor, also can refer to a bed cover

cat: catalytic converter

cat-back: an exhaust system that replaces all factory parts from the catalytic converters back.

CB: Citizen's Band

CB Contact: Coil Bucket Contact (UCA strikes coil bucket)

CC: Crew Cab

CCLB: Crew Cab Long Box (same as LWB)

CEL: Check Engine Light

CF: clubfrontier.org

CO: Coilover shock

CST: California Super Trucks (suspension manufacturer)

CTD: Cummins Turbo Diesel

CV: Constant Velocity, as in CV Shaft or CV Joint

D
DA: Dual Action (as in powered buffer)

DB: drop bracket (suspension)

DD: Daily Driver

diff: differential

DIN: the standard 2" size stereo head unit (1.5DIN is 3" and 2DIN or Double DIN is 4")

DIS: Dealer Installed Swirls (mod), what happens when the dealer details your ride.

DMM: Digital Muliti-Meter

DOHC: Dual Overhead Cams

DR: Donahoe Racing (aka DRE, shock and coilover manufacturer)

dyno: dynamometer

E
e-locker: electronic locker, a differential that is locked electrically

ECM: Engine Control Module

EFI: Electronic Fuel Injection

F
FFV: Flexible Fuel Vehicle

FI: Forced Induction (super-charged or turbo-charged)

FSM - Field Service Manual

FWD: Front Wheel Drive

H
HD: Heavy Duty (referring to suspension usually)

HID: High Intensity Discharge (lighting)

HP: Horse Power

HU: Head Unit (car stereo)

HVAC: Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning

I
IFS: Independent Front Suspension

IM: Intake manifold

IMS: Intake manifold spacer

IPDM: Intelligent power distribution module

IRS: Independent Rear Suspension

K
KC: King Cab

KPH: Kilometers per hour

L
LCA: Lower Control Arm

LD: Light Duty (referring to suspension usually)

LED: light emitting diode

LPK (L/K): Liters per kilometer

LSD: Limited Slip Differential

LTPWS: Low Tire Pressure Warning System

LWB: Long Wheel Base (same as CCLB)

M
MAF: Mass AirFlow sensor

MD: Medium Duty (referring to suspension usually)

MIL: Malfunction indicator light (may refer to any of the warning lights on the dash, commonly used in the FSM)

mod: modification

MPG: Miles Per Gallon

MPH: Miles Per Hour

MT: Mud Terrain (tires) or Manual Transmission

MY: Model Year

N
NA: Naturally Aspirated (non Forced Induction)

NAV: Navigation, usually refering to the factory NAV option.

O

OBA: On Board Air (hard wired and permanently mounted compressed air system)

OBD: On Board Diagnostic (aka OBD-II)

OBO: Or Best Offer (usually related to the sale price of an item)

O/D: over drive

OE: Original Equiment

OEM: Original Equipment Manufacturer

OHC: Over-Head Cam

OME: Old Man Emu (suspension company)

OR: Off-Road package

P
P4x - Pro4x

PC: Pro-Comp (suspension/wheels/tire manufacturer)

posi: posi-traction (limited slip differential)

pumpkin: differential

PRG: PreRunner Greg

PSI: Pounds per Square Inch

R
reso: resonator

RF: Rockford Fosgate (audio equipment) or Radflo (suspension) use context to figure out which one.

RWD: Rear Wheel Drive

S
SAS: Solid Axle Swap (replacing IFS with SFA)

SAW: Sway-A-Way (shock and coilover manufacturer)

SC: Supercharger

SES: Service Engine Soon (same as CEL)

SFA: Solid Front Axle

SL: Suspension Lift

SLR: Spencer Low Racing

SMOD: Strawberry milkshake of death (when the transmission cooler at the bottom of the radiator fails and allows coolant into the transmission)

SOHC: Single Overhead Cam

SPC: Specialty Products Company (generally in reference to their UCAs)

SRA: Solid Rear Axle

SRI: Short Ram Intake

SRS: Supplemental Restraint System (air bags)

SS: Stainless Steel

SSV: Speed Sensitive Volume

T
TB: Throttle Body

TBI: Throttle Body Injection

TBS: Throttle Body Spacer

TC: Turbocharger, Total Chaos (Arms), traction control (look at context)

TNX: thenewx.org

TOTM: Truck of the Month

TOTY: Truck of the Year

TPI: Tuned Port Injection

TPMS: Tire Pressure Monitoring system

TPS: Throttle Position Sensor

TQ: Torque

TS: Titan Swap

TSB: Technical Service Bulletin

TT: Twin Turbocharger; also can mean Travel Trailer, TitanTalk

U
UCA: Upper Control Arm

UDP: Under Drive Pulley

V
VDC: Vehicle Dynamic Control

VIAS: variable intake air system

VTEC: Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (Honda proprietary)

VVT: Variable Valve Timing (generic)

W
WOT: Wide Open Throttle

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Forum Terminology In General

AFAIK: As Far As I Know
AFK: Away From Keyboard
BNIB: Brand New In Box
BTW: By The Way
Bump: Posting in a topic to show it as active.
DIY: Do it Yourself
FIFY: Fixed it for you
FS: For Sale
FT: For Trade
FTFY: Fixed that for you
FTW: For The Win
FUBAR: F**ked up beyond all recognition or all repair
FWIW: For What It's Worth
FYI: For Your Information
GB: Group Buy
IIRC: If I Recall Correctly
IM: Instant Message (AIM, ICQ, etc.)
IMHO: In My Humble Opinion
JMO: Just My Opinion
LNIB: Like New In Box
LOL: Laugh(ing) Out Loud
Mod: Moderator
NIB: New In Box
NSFW: Not Safe For Work (probably don't want to look at it while at work)
NWS: Not Work Safe (see above)
OBA: On Board Air
OBO: Or Best Offer
OP: Original Poster or Original Post
OT: Off Topic
OTD: Out The Door
PITA: Pain in the ^ss
PM: Private Message
PS: Photo-Shop
QFT: Quoted For Truth
ROFLMAO: Rolling On Floor Laughing My A$$ Off
STFU: Shut The F*ck Up
TLDR: Too Long, Didn't Read
Troll: Someone who posts only to cause trouble; troublemaker
TTT: To The Top (bump)
WTB: Want To Buy
WTT: Want To Trade
YMMV: Your mileage may vary
 

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Thank you very much glamisdude for consolidating and organizing the lists. And thanks to everyone else who has contributed to the list.

If anyone has any additional suggestions, please notify me or glamisdude and we will update the list.

OP, if any of the acronyms that you were wondering about didn't make it onto glamisdude's list please let us know. :)
 

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Thank you very much glamisdude for consolidating and organizing the lists. And thanks to everyone else who has contributed to the list.

If anyone has any additional suggestions, please notify me or glamisdude and we will update the list.

OP, if any of the acronyms that you were wondering about didn't make it onto glamisdude's list please let us know. :)
I deeply apologize for responding to an old a$$ post but....

please add OBO thanks!::smile:: IDK what definition is
 
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From my military days, "FUBAR".
"F**ked up beyond all recognition or all repair".
Delete if anybody is offended.
 

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Can anyone tell me what FOBs are?
"FOB" is an old word that multiple meanings. In general speaking, it is an item that is kept with keys or on a chain. When pertaining to modern automobiles, most of the time "FOB" is used for the keyless remote transmitters with which we lock and unlock our vehicle's doors.
 

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ROFLMAO: Rolling On Floor Laughing My A$$ Off

Good work
 

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