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Old Fri, Oct-31-2003, 07:38:46 AM   #1
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Default Internet Abbreviations-WTF do those letters mean (FOR FAQ SECTION)

So, for all people who are new to internet slang and abbreviations, I want to create a big list of commonly used abbreviations.

This is a good place to start for conversational stuff like WTF or STFU. It includes non-vulgar terms too like LOL.

http://www.gaarde.org/acronyms/

It doesn't really have car oriented words though, so I'm hoping other members can post a few each.

I'll start with easy stuff.

CAI- Cold Air Intake
LSD- Limited Slip Differential
S/C- SuperCharged/Supercharger
ASC- Active Slip Control (our traction control on e36's)
DSC- Dynamic Slip Control (for E46's)
FI- Forced Induction i.e supercharger or Turbo
NA- Naturally Aspirated- non- FI.

There are tons and tons and I'm sure other members will post. hint hint.
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Just scrolled down and thought of a few more.

AA- active autoworks--company in florida...BMW tuner
GC- Ground control-makes suspension stuff
FS- for sale
WTB- Want to buy
FT- For Trade (not used as often)
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I'm pretty sure that:

ASC = Active Stability Control
and
DSC = Dynamic Stability Control

Correct me if I'm wrong...

And to add a few more:

RSM = Rear Shock Mounts
DDE = Daylight Deamon Eyes (aka Angel Eyes)
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oops...you're right...it was late.

RTAB- Rear Trail Arm Bushing
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WOT - Wide Open Throttle
CPO - Certified Pre Owned (BMW Warranty Applies)
SSK - Short Shifter Kit
FDM - Fan Delete Mod (can be found at www.understeer.com)

OBD I - On Board Diagnostic I, Applicable to 95 and earlier M3's and performance chips can be swapped

OBD II - On Board Diagnostic II, Applicable to 96+ and computer must be re-flashed for performance modifications. Has tighter emission controls and is a bit tougher to program.

Mods - Depends on the context, can stand for modifications to the car or Moderators of the forum
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PW- Post *****...see E46 section for details.
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BMW- Ultimate Driving Machine
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