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SweetHonda24 01-30-2005 11:39 PM

Acronyms & Commonly Abbreviated Terms
 
Original Article Text by: SweetHonda24
Updates/Editing/Formatting by: 94accordex

<table border="1" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" style="background-color: #ffffff"><tbody><tr style="background-color: #ffff33"><td><strong>Acronym/Term<br /></strong></td><td><strong>Meaning<br /></strong></td></tr><tr><td>ABS<br /></td><td>Anti-lock Braking System<br /></td></tr><tr><td>AC<br /></td><td>Alternating Current (electrical term); also, &quot;Air Conditioning&quot;<br /></td></tr><tr><td>AEM </td><td>Advanced Engine Management (tuning company)<br /></td></tr><tr><td>AER<br /></td><td>Accord Euro R (European model Accord variant, similar to Type R)<br /></td></tr><tr><td>AFC<br /></td><td>Air Flow Converter (tuning device) </td></tr><tr><td>AM<br /></td><td>Amplitude Modulation (audio term)<br /></td></tr><tr><td>Auto-X</td><td>Autocross<br /></td></tr><tr><td>AWD</td><td>All Wheel Drive</td></tr><tr><td>AWG</td><td>American Wire Gauge (electrical term, denotes American wire gauge sizes)<br /></td></tr><tr><td>BHP<br /></td><td>Brake Horsepower<br /> </td></tr><tr><td>Blower<br /></td><td>Supercharger<br /></td></tr><tr><td>BOV<br /></td><td>Blowoff Valve (related to turbocharging)<br /></td></tr><tr><td>CAI<br /></td><td>Cold Air Intake<br /></td></tr><tr><td>Cam/Cams</td><td>Camshaft/Camshafts<br /></td></tr><tr><td>Cap<br /></td><td>Capacitor<br /></td></tr><tr><td>Carb/Carb'd</td><td>Carburetor/Carburetor-equipped</td></tr><tr><td>CEL<br /></td><td>Check Engine Light<br /></td></tr><tr><td>CF<br /></td><td>Carbon Fiber<br /></td></tr><tr><td>Charger<br /></td><td>Supercharger<br /></td></tr><tr><td>CHP<br /></td><td>Crank Horsepower</td></tr><tr><td>Crank </td><td>Crankshaft<br /></td></tr><tr><td>CR<br /></td><td>Compression Ratio<br /></td></tr><tr><td>CR-VTEC<br /></td><td>Hybrid B-series motor combination utilizing a VTEC head mated to a 2 liter CR-V block<br /></td></tr><tr><td>CTR<br /></td><td>Civic Type R<br /></td></tr><tr><td>CVCC<br /></td><td>Compound Vortex Controlled Combustion (emissions reducing device)<br /> </td></tr><tr><td>CVT<br /></td><td>Continuously Variable Transmission<br /></td></tr><tr><td>dB<br /></td><td>Decibals (audio term)<br /></td></tr><tr><td>DC<br /></td><td>Direct Current (electrical term)<br /></td></tr><tr><td>Diff<br /></td><td>Differential<br /></td></tr><tr><td>DIY</td><td>Do-It-Yourself (in reference to car repairs, projects, modifications, etc.)<br /></td></tr><tr><td>Dizzy<br /></td><td>Distributor<br /></td></tr><tr><td>DOHC<br /></td><td>Dual Overhead Camshafts<br /></td></tr><tr><td>DPFI<br /></td><td>Dual Point Fuel Injection<br /></td></tr><tr><td>DX<br /></td><td>Deluxe (Honda trim level)<br /> </td></tr><tr><td>ECM<br /></td><td>Engine Control Module (computer; same as ECU)<br /></td></tr><tr><td>ECU<br /></td><td>Engine Control Unit (computer; same as ECM)<br /></td></tr><tr><td>EDM<br /></td><td>European Domestic Market<br /></td></tr><tr><td>EGR Valve<br /></td><td>Exhaust Gas Recirculation Valve<br /></td></tr><tr><td>EFI<br /></td><td>Electronic Fuel Injection<br /></td></tr><tr><td>EQ<br /></td><td>Equalizer<br /></td></tr><tr><td>EWH<br /></td><td>Engine Wire Harness<br /></td></tr><tr><td>EX<br /></td><td>Executive (Honda trim level)<br /></td></tr><tr><td>FD<br /></td><td>Final Drive<br /></td></tr><tr><td>FF<br /></td><td>A vehicle with a front-mounted engine and front wheel drive<br /></td></tr><tr><td>FI</td><td>Forced Induction (i.e. boost, turbo, supercharging, etc.); also, &quot;Fuel Injected&quot;<br /></td></tr><tr><td>FM<br /></td><td>Frequency Modulation (audio term)</td></tr><tr><td>FMIC<br /></td><td>Front-Mount Intercooler (related to turbocharging)<br /></td></tr><tr><td>FMU<br /></td><td>Fuel Management Unit (tuning device)<br /> </td></tr><tr><td>FPR<br /></td><td>Fuel Pressure Regulator<br /></td></tr><tr><td>FR<br /></td><td>A vehicle with a front-mounted engine and rear wheel drive<br /></td></tr><tr><td>Frank/Frankenstein<br /></td><td>A hybrid motor (ex: CR-VTEC, LS/VTEC, Mine Me, etc.)<br /></td></tr><tr><td>FWD<br /></td><td>Front Wheel Drive<br /></td></tr><tr><td>GS </td><td>Grand Series (Acura trim level)<br /></td></tr><tr><td>GS-R<br /></td><td>Grand Series - Racing (Acura trim level)<br /></td></tr><tr><td>H23/VTEC<br /></td><td>Hybrid H-series motor combination utilizing an H22 VTEC head mated to 2.3 liter Prelude Si block </td></tr><tr><td>HP<br /></td><td>Horsepower<br /></td></tr><tr><td>HU</td><td>Head Unit</td></tr><tr><td>HZ<br /></td><td>Hertz (audio term)<br /></td></tr><tr><td>IACV<br /></td><td>Idle Air Control Valve<br /></td></tr><tr><td>IAT<br /></td><td>Intake Air Temperature (sensor)<br /></td></tr><tr><td>I/H/E<br /></td><td>Intake/Header/Exhaust<br /></td></tr><tr><td>Impact<br /></td><td>Impact Gun/Impact Wrench (shop tool)<br /></td></tr><tr><td>IM<br /></td><td>Intake Manifold<br /></td></tr><tr><td>ITBs<br /></td><td>Individual Throttle Bodies<br /></td></tr><tr><td>ITR<br /></td><td>Integra Type R<br /></td></tr><tr><td>i-VTEC<br /></td><td>Intelligent VTEC<br /></td></tr><tr><td>JDM<br /></td><td>Japanese Domestic Market<br /></td></tr><tr><td>JRSC<br /></td><td>Jackson Racing Supercharger<br /></td></tr><tr><td>KS<br /></td><td>Knock Sensor<br /></td></tr><tr><td>LCA<br /></td><td>Lower Control Arm<br /></td></tr><tr><td>LEV<br /></td><td>Low Emissions Vehicle<br /></td></tr><tr><td>LS<br /></td><td>Luxury Series (Acura trim level); also, frequently used to refer to B18A/B18B engines<br /></td></tr><tr><td>LSD<br /></td><td>Limited Slip Differential<br /></td></tr><tr><td>LS/VTEC<br /></td><td>Hybrid B-series motor combination utilizing a VTEC head mated to a 1.8 liter Integra block<br /></td></tr><tr><td>Lude<br /></td><td>Prelude<br /></td></tr><tr><td>LX<br /></td><td>Luxury (Honda trim level) </td></tr><tr><td>MAP<br /></td><td>Manifold Absolute Pressure (sensor)<br /></td></tr><tr><td>Mini Me<br /></td><td>Hybrid D-series motor combination utilizing a SOHC VTEC head mated to a 1.5 liter block </td></tr><tr><td>MPFI<br /></td><td>Multi Point Fuel Injection</td></tr><tr><td>MR<br /></td><td>A vehicle with a mid-mounted engine and rear wheel drive<br /></td></tr><tr><td>N/A<br /></td><td>Naturally Aspirated (i.e. not boosted)<br /></td></tr><tr><td>NASA<br /></td><td>National Auto Sport Association<br /></td></tr><tr><td>OBD</td><td>On-Board Diagnostics<br /></td></tr><tr><td>OEM<br /></td><td>Original Equipment Manufacturer<br /></td></tr><tr><td>PCV<br /></td><td>Positive Crankcase ventilation<br /></td></tr><tr><td>PGM-FI<br /></td><td>Programmed Fuel Injection<br /></td></tr><tr><td>PnP<br /></td><td>Port and Polish (machine work on an engine head); also, &quot;Plug and Play&quot; (in reference to electronics)<br /></td></tr><tr><td>Poor Man's ITR<br /></td><td>Hybrid B-series motor combination utilizing a mildly built VTEC head (or a stock CTR/ITR head) mated to a 1.8 liter Integra GSR block equipped with Type R internal parts </td></tr><tr><td>PS or P/S<br /></td><td>Power Steering<br /></td></tr><tr><td>RAI<br /></td><td> Ram Air Intake<br /></td></tr><tr><td>Rex<br /></td><td>CR-X</td></tr><tr><td>RPM<br /></td><td>Revolutions Per Minute<br /></td></tr><tr><td>RR<br /></td><td>A vehicle with a rear-mounted engine and rear wheel drive<br /></td></tr><tr><td>RS<br /></td><td>Regular Series (Acura trim level)</td></tr><tr><td>RWD<br /></td><td>Rear Wheel Drive<br /></td></tr><tr><td>S2K<br /></td><td>S2000<br /></td></tr><tr><td>SAFC<br /></td><td>Super Air Flow Converter (tuning device)<br /></td></tr><tr><td>SCCA<br /></td><td>Sports Car Club of America<br /></td></tr><tr><td>SE<br /></td><td>Special Edition (Honda/Acura trim level)<br /></td></tr><tr><td>Si<br /></td><td>Sequential Injection (Honda trim level); also, &quot;Spark Ignited&quot; (general automotive term)<br /> </td></tr><tr><td>SOHC<br /></td><td>Single Overhead Camshaft<br /></td></tr><tr><td>SRS<br /></td><td>Supplemental Restraint System<br /></td></tr><tr><td>Sway<br /></td><td>Sway Bar<br /></td></tr><tr><td>Tach<br /></td><td>Tachometer<br /></td></tr><tr><td>TB<br /></td><td>Throttle Body<br /></td></tr><tr><td>TCM<br /></td><td>Transmission Control Module (component of automatic transmissions) </td></tr><tr><td>Teg<br /></td><td>Integra<br /></td></tr><tr><td>TPS<br /></td><td>Throttle Position Sensor<br /></td></tr><tr><td>Tranny </td><td>Transmission<br /></td></tr><tr><td>UCA<br /></td><td>Upper Control Arm<br /></td></tr><tr><td>ULEV<br /></td><td>Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle<br /></td></tr><tr><td>USDM<br /></td><td>United States Domestic Market<br /> </td></tr><tr><td>VAFC </td><td>VTEC Air Flow Converter (tuning device specific to VTEC engines)<br /></td></tr><tr><td>Vic<br /></td><td>Civic<br /></td></tr><tr><td>VSS<br /></td><td>Vehicle Speed Sensor<br /></td></tr><tr><td>VTEC<br /></td><td>Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control<br /></td></tr><tr><td>VTEC-E</td><td>Economy VTEC<br /></td></tr><tr><td>VTPS<br /></td><td>VTEC Pressure Switch<br /></td></tr><tr><td>VTS<br /></td><td>VTEC Solenoid<br /></td></tr><tr><td>WHP<br /></td><td>Wheel Horsepower<br /></td></tr><tr><td>Wideband<br /></td><td>Wideband O2 Sensor (tuning device)<br /></td></tr><tr><td>WOT<br /></td><td>Wide Open Throttle<br /></td></tr><tr><td>X-Over<br /></td><td>Crossover (audio term)</td></tr></tbody></table>

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