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    Thread: FAQ: Regularly used abbreviations on Gearheads by members.

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      FAQ: Regularly used abbreviations on Gearheads by members.

      4x4 - Four wheel drive
      4x2 – Two wheel drive
      AC - Air Conditioning
      A.S.S - After sales service
      ABS - Anti-lock braking system
      AFAIK - As far as I know
      AFR - Air-Fuel Ratio
      ANHC - All New Honda City.
      API - American Petroleum Institute
      AT - Automatic transmission
      ATM - At the moment
      AWD - All wheel drive
      BBQN
      - Barbeque Nation
      BHP - Brake horse power
      BTW - By the way
      CAI - Cold air intake
      CARB - Carburettor
      CBU - Completely Built Unit
      CC - Cubic capacity
      CCD
      - Cafe Coffee Day
      CKD - Completely Knocked Down
      CNG - Compressed Natural Gas
      CRDI/CDI/DDIS/Multi-jet/CRDe - Common Rail Direct Injection
      CVT - Continuously Variable Transmission
      DI - Direct injection
      DOHC - Double overhead camshaft
      DOA - Dead On Arrival
      DRL - Daytime Running Light
      EBD – Electronic Brake Distribution
      ECM - Engine Control Module
      ECU - Engine Control Unit
      EGT - Exhaust Gas Temperature
      EMI - Equated monthly instalments
      EPS - Electronic power steering
      ESC - Electronic Stability Control
      ESP - Electronic Stability Program
      FAQ - Frequently Asked Question
      FE - Fuel Efficiency
      FFE - Free Flow Exhaust
      FGT - Fixed Geometry Turbo
      FI - Fuel injection/Forced Induction
      FTD
      - Fun to drive
      FWD - Front wheel drive
      FYI - For your information
      FWIW - For what its worth
      GC
      - Ground clearance
      GPS - Global Positioning System
      HASS - Hyundai/Honda Authorized Service Station
      HLD - Headlamp Levelling Device.
      HP - Horse power
      HVAC - Heating Ventilation & Air-conditioning
      IAT - Intake Air Temperature
      ICE - In-Car entertainment/Internal Combustion Engine
      IDI - Indirect injection
      IIRC - If I remember correctly
      IMHO - In my humble/honest opinion
      IMO - In my opinion
      ITB - Individual throttle bodies
      KGM - Kilo grams meter
      KM - Kilometers
      KPH/KMPH - Kilometers per hour
      KPL/KMPL
      - Kilometers per liter
      KW
      - Kilo Watt.
      LCD - Liquid crystal display
      LED - Light emitting diode
      LHD - Left hand drive
      LOL - Laugh out loud
      LMAO - Laughing My Ass Off
      LPG - Liquid Petroleum Gas
      LSD - Limited Slip Differential
      MAF - Mass air flow
      MAP - Manifold Absolute Pressure
      MASS - Maruti Authorized Service Station
      MHP - Mental horse power
      MPFI - Multi-point fuel injection
      MPV - Multi-purpose vehicle
      MT - Manual transmission
      MUL - Maruti Udyog Limited
      NA - Normally Aspirated
      NHC - New Honda city
      NM - Newton meters
      NOS - Nitrous Oxide System
      n00b - Newbie
      NVH - Noise Vibration & Harshness
      O2 Sensor
      - Oxygen sensor
      OBD - On-board diagnostics
      OEM
      - Original Equipment Manufacturer
      OHC - Old Honda city/Overhead camshaft
      ORVM
      - Outside rear view mirror
      OP - Original Poster
      OT - Off-topic
      OTR
      - Off The Road
      OTOH -
      On the other hand
      PM - Private message
      PS - Pferdestarke/Please See
      PSI - Pounds per square inch
      RHD - Right hand drive
      RPM
      - Revolutions per minute
      ROTFL
      - Rolling on the floor laughing.
      RVM - Rear view mirror
      RWD
      - Rear wheel drive
      SC - Super-charger
      SKD - Semi-knocked down
      SOHC - Single overhead camshaft
      STFU
      - Shut the **** Up
      SUV - Sports utility vehicle
      TB - Throttle body
      TBA - To be announced
      TC - Traction control/Turbo-charger
      TD
      - Test drive
      TIA
      -Thanks in advance
      VFM - Value for money
      VGT - Variable geometry turbo
      VTEC/VVT - Variable valve timing and lift electronic control system
      WHP - Wheel horse power
      WIP
      - Work in Progress
      WOT - Wide open throttle
      WTB - Want to buy
      WTS
      - Want to sell
      WYSIWYG
      - What you see is what you get

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      Adding to the wonderful list (ICE specific);

      AMP - Amplifier
      BT - Bluetooth
      BP - Bandpass
      CH - Channel
      COMPO - Component Speakers
      COAX - Coaxial Speakers
      CAP - Capacitor
      DAC - Digital to Analog Converter
      DSP - Digital Signal Processing / Processor
      EQ - Equilizer
      HU - Head Unit
      HPF - High Pass Filter
      LPF - Low Pass Filter
      OCT - Octave
      RCA - Radio Corp of Amercia (They were the first to use it)
      RMS - Root Mean Square (measure of Power)
      RTA - Real Time Analyzer
      SQ - Sound Quality
      SPL - Sound Pressure Level
      SUB - Sub Woofer
      TA - Time Alignment
      T/S - Thiele / Small parameters
      VC - Voice Coil
      XO - Cross Over
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