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Old Thu, Nov-06-2003, 12:56:27 AM   #21
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anyone wonder why the word abbreviation is so long? anywho:

adidas:all day i dream about shifting(or sex whichever you prefer)
asc+t : automatic stability control + traction it's in your owners manual i just looked it up. it's not all season control +traction
ford: fixed or repaired daily (cheap shot but i just had to)
I was once told as a kid that 'adidas' stood for "All Day I Dream About Sport" which seemed pretty cool at the time...

ASC+T does stand for "Automatic Stability Control + Traction"

WTF = What the f**k!?

Evo is short for Evolution (and a good argument for capitalising acronyms and not abbreviations!)

Cat is short for "Catalytic Converter"

I also thought HFM stood for "High Flow Metre" but I stand to be corrected.

There's a name for those funny acronyms that actually include the acronym in the name... like "HKS" stands for "HKS Kansi Service". Go figure.
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Correct me if I am wrong, but doesn't HFM stand for High Flow Meter and not Hot Film Meter?
nope, frequently called flow its actually film. There is a bit of film that measures the temp and velocity of the air and through this creates a good stochimetric mixture of gasoline.

TME= tranny mount enforcer. they keep the transmission from moving side to side excessively.

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anyone wonder why the word abbreviation is so long?
Cuz we 2 lazy 2 type it all out.

DIY - do it yourself
FIY - For your information
PITA - Pain in the a$$

Weird how I didn't know these for a really long time.

There are so many other corney acronyms on the internet but they aren't car related, so I will leave them be. If you ever go into the semiconductor industry, they speak with acronyms.
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TME?
TME - Tranny Mount Enforcers
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TSE - Twin Silencer Exhuast
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Its late so I cant think right now. But here are a few more.

M3/4 - 4 Door M3
M3/2 - 2 Door M3
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Here is one that is used all the time and I didnt know the letters for till just now.

OEM - Original Equipment Manufacturer

priveded to me by the Acronym finder
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TPMS = tyre pressure monitoring system.
NAV = navigation
AWD = all wheel drive
FWD = front wheel drive
RWD = rear wheel drive

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They have cars that monitor tire pressure?!?.... dizaum!
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