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Abbreviations and Slang

Postby Beancooker » Sat Jan 06, 2007 7:14 pm

If I forgot any, please feel free to add them. Please do not bother to add insulting or rude ones, as they will be deleted from the list.

ABS -- anti-lock breaking system

AC -- air conditioning

AE -- 20th anniversary edition maxima (only available in 2001)

AEM -- Advanced Engine Management (aftermarket parts manufacturer)

AFC -- air/fuel controller

AFR -- air to fuel ratio

AT -- automatic transmission

ATF -- automatic transmission fluid

Autotragic -- Nissan automatic transmission

BTW -- by the way

BRB -- be right back

CAI -- cold air intake

Cat-back -- exhaust system from the catalytic converter to the tail pipe

CEL -- check engine light

CF -- carbon fiber

Debadging -- removing emblems and badges from the car

Dyno -- dynamometer (measures torque and horsepower) also used to refer to non-synthetic oil

E-brake -- emergency brake

ECU -- electronic control unit

EGT -- exhaust gas temperature

EMS--engine management system

FAQ -- frequently asked questions

FPR -- fuel pressure regulator

FSTB -- front strut tower brace

FTMFW -- for the mother f'ing win

FTW -- for the win

FTL -- for the loss

GAB -- Ghetto Air Box

GLE -- Maxima GLE

GXE -- Maxima GXE

HID -- high intensity discharge

HLSD -- helical limited slip differential

HP -- horsepower

IIRC -- if I remember correctly

IMO -- in my opinion

JDM– Japanese Domestic Market

K&N -- air filter brand

LSD -- limited slip differential

LTB -- lower tie bar

MAF -- mass air flow sensor

MOD -- modify/modification, moderator, or Minister of Doom (NICO moderator)

MPG -- miles per gallon

MPH -- miles per hour

MT -- manual transmission

N2O -- nitrous oxide

N/A -- naturally aspirated (no turbo or supercharger, to naturally “suck in the air”)

NISMO -- Nissan Motorsports (“aftermarket OEM parts”)

NOS -- Nitrous Oxide Systems also used as an abbreviation for nitrous oxide

OEM -- original equipment manufacturer

OT -- off topic

PITA -- pain in the butt

PIAA -- aftermarket light manufacturer

POS -- piece of s**t

PSI - Pounds per square inch

RPM -- revolutions per minute

Rice -- an ugly or unnecessary mod i.e. To have a bone stock car with stickers all over it. To attach a HUGE wing to the back of a car. Watch the Fast and the Furious, most of those cars look “rice”

RSB -- rear sway bar

RSTB -- rear strut tower brace

R/T -- reaction time

SC -- supercharger

SE -- maxima SE

SES -- service engine soon

SFC -- subframe connectors

Shaving -- removing emblems and badges from the car

Sig -- signature at bottom of posts

SRI -- short ram intake

STS -- short throw shifter

Tach -- tachometer gauge to display RPM’s

TB -- throttle body

TC -- torque converter/traction control/

TCM -- transmission control module

TQ -- torque

TSB -- technical service bulletin

UDP -- under drive pulley

VB -- valve body

VE -- Nissan engine VG -- Nissan engine

VIAS -- variable intake air system

VLSD -- viscous limited slip differential

VTC – variable timing control

VQ -- Nissan engine

WAI -- warm air intake (more commonly misunderstood as a CAI)

WOT -- wide open throttle

WTF -- what the “F”

60' - time it takes to reach 60 feet at a drag strip


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Re: Abbreviations and Slang (beancooker)

Postby LA02MAX » Sat Jan 06, 2007 7:48 pm

GAB - Ghetto Air Box

60' - time it takes to reach 60 feet at a drag strip

PSI - Pounds per square inch

and E-Brake = Emergency Brake

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Re: Abbreviations and Slang (LA02MAX)

Postby Beancooker » Sat Jan 06, 2007 10:54 pm

Added... thanks for the spell check... that's what happens when you type 10-15 words/min and have a stiff drink while typing!

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Re: Abbreviations and Slang (beancooker)

Postby jltibbs » Sun Jan 07, 2007 3:04 pm

h0m0 -- Honda Motorsports

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Re: Abbreviations and Slang (jltibbs)

Postby ka24niac » Sat Dec 05, 2009 9:22 am

**** -- Honda Motorsports


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Re: Abbreviations and Slang (Beancooker)

Postby loystock » Sat Dec 05, 2009 11:07 am

Nice list, Noah. You might as well add FSM-Factory Service Manual; IAC(IACV)-Idle Air Control (Idle Air Control Valve); IAVL-Idle Air Volume Learning; KS-Knock Sensor; TCS-Traction Control System.

Also, 'dino oil' (not dyno oil) is the more appropriate name for the 'dinosaur' oil or regular oil processed from crude oil, a form of fossil fuel (from decomposed animals and plants formed millions of years ago).


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