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Default Acronyms & Commonly Abbreviated Terms

Original Article Text by: SweetHonda24
Updates/Editing/Formatting by: 94accordex

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


Special thanks to the HondaSwap Forums (www.hondaswap.com) and Team Integra (www.team-integra.net) for providing some of the above information.

NOTE: The above list is incomplete and open to revision. If you notice any mistakes or have any additional information to add, please let one of us know through PM.
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