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AKA Also Known As
4WS 4 Wheel steering
AWD All Wheel drive
4WD Four Wheel Drive

ABS Anti-lock Braking System
AC Air conditioning
A/Wh Alloy wheels

A/E Angel Eyes
A/F Air Fuel
AFC Air Fuel Control

AFAIK As far as I know
BBTB Big Bore Throttle Body
BDC Bottom Dead Centre (crank/piston positioning)
BTDC Before Top Dead Center
BBDC Before Bottom Dead Center

BSOD Blue Screen Of Death (Windows error screen)
BTW By The Way

BTT = Bump To Top or Bump To Top
BUMP = Moves the thread to the top of the list of theads in the section, so it's on the first page of updated threads; therefore more likely to be seen.
BOV Blow Off Valve
CATBACK = exhaust system starting from the catalyic converter backwards
CAI Cold Air Intake

CAT Catalytic converter
CC Clear Corners or Colour code
C/C Cruise control
CLC Climate Control
CD Canadian Dollars
CL Central locking
CV VT Continuous Variable Valve TIming

CEL Check Engine Light
CF Carbon Fiber
CFM Cubic Feet per Minute

COTM Car Of The Month
Co2 Carbon Dioxide
DIY Do It yourself
TDC Top Dead Center
ECU Electronic Control Unit
EGR Exhaust Gas Recirculation

EGT Exhaust Gas Temp
EM Electric mirrors
ES Electric seats
ESR Electric sunroof
EW Electric windows
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
FDSH Full dealer service history
FFSR Factory fitted sunroof
F/I Fuel Injection//Forced Induction
F/L (or FL) Face Lift (2005-2006 Tiburons)
F/L2 (or FL2) Face Lift 2 (2007-2008 Tiburons)
FMIC Front Mount Intercooler
FPR Fuel Pressure Riser/Regulator

FS For Sale
FSH Full service history
FTW For The Win
FUBAR Fouled up beyond all repair

FWIW For What It's Worth
FWD Front wheel drive
FWH Free wheeling hubs
FUQ Frequently unasked questions
GBP Great Britain Pounds (Sterling)
GK Hyundai production name for Tiburon
GBVA Hyundai codename for the Delta 2.7l V6 engine
G4GC Hyundai codename for the Beta 2.0l I4 engine
G4JS Hyundai codename for the Sirius II 2.4l I4 engine
G6CU Hyundai codename for the Sigma 3.5l V6 engine

HOSED Hardware Or Software Error Detected
HID High Intensity Discharge
HW WW Headlamp wash/wipe

HS Heated seats
HU Head Unit
HT/ST Hard & soft tops
I4 Inline 4 Cylinder
IAT Intake Air Temprature
IC Intercooler
ICE In Car Entertainment
Immob Engine immobiliser
I/H/E Intake/Headers/Exhuast
IM Intake Manifold

IOW = In Other Words
IMO Im My Opinion
IMHO In My Humble/Honest Opinion
IIRC If I Remember Correctly

LED Light Emitting Diode
LMAO Laughing My A$$ Off
LMK let me know
LOL Laughing Out Loud

LPG Liquified Petroleum Gas
KDM Korean Domestic Motors
MANG Man/dude/person
MAF Mass Air Flow sensor
MAP Manifold Absolute Pressure
MDF Medium Density Fiberboard

Mod Modification/Forum Moderator
MSRP Manufacturers Suggest Retail Price
N/A Naturally Aspirated/Not Applicable
N2O Nitrous

np No Problem
NOK = Norske Kroner (Norwegian Crowns)
NWS Not Work Safe
O/D Overdrive
OEM Original Equipment Manufacturer
OBO Or Best Offer
OIRO Offers In Region Of

ONO Or nearest offer
OMG Oh My God
OVNO Or very nearest offer
Own3d: Owned / to be beaten by, shown up or embarrased.
PAS Power assisted steering
PCV Positive Crankcase Ventilation

PITA Pain In The ***
PX Part Exchange
PM Private Message/Personal Message
PSI Pounds per Square Inch (tire pressure and F/I boost)
RHR Rear head restraints
ROTFL Rolling on the floor laughing
RRM - Road Race Motorsports
SAFC Super Air Flow Converter

S/C Supercharger
SR Shark Racing (website)
SRI Short Ram Intake
SEK Svenske Kroner (Swedish Crowns)
SQ - Sound Quality
SPL - Sound Pressure Level
STS Short Throw Shifter
SDS - Supercharger Drive System
SRS Supplemental Restraint System (Airbags) (

SWAG Scientific Wild A$$ Guess
SNAFU = Situation Normal, All F***ed Up
STFU Shut the F*** Up

TMI Too Much Information (Info)
TB Throttle Body
TC Torque Converter
T/C Turbo Charger
TT Twin Turbo or Turbo Timer (or Audi TT)
UDP Underdrive Pulley

USD U.S. Dollars
VGC Very good condition
WHP Wheel Horsepower
WOT Wide Open Throttle or
WOT Waste Of Time
WTB Want To buy
WTF What The F***
WOOT - (not an abbrieviation) Term of happiness, also Woohoo!

WW Wire Wheels
YMMV Your Mileage May Vary

For more Hyundai specific abbrieviations and acronym's see here

PLEASE NOTE: In order to keep this thread up to date, all abbrieviation requests, information and conversation will be deleted when the details have been added to the above list. Thank you.

Former CIO
10,258 Posts
the word pwned or pwn3d comes from the world of war craft game waaaaaaaaay back when. a coder made an error and instead of having the word "owned" in the game they mistyped and hit the p instead of o so when the game text popped up it would say things like "player x pwned player y."

the 3 comes in from l33t h4x0rs (elite hackers) script kiddy as they call it.

56 Posts
Sorry to burst your bubble, but the word "pwned" came way before World of Warcraft. It is a common misconception because WoW is, if I am not mistaken, the most played MMORPG online today.

I dont know about its exact origination, but I believe it came from Counter-Strike 1.5, about 6 or 7 years before WoW.

And I have never heard the term "script kiddy"...I always refer to it as "leet-speek", or "1337-5p34k", which is really where the 3 comes from in pwn3d.

Hater With No Friends
11,098 Posts
:3_koning: Congrats, you get the geek of the year award, enjoy your crown.

Former CIO
10,258 Posts
CAD = computer aided design

CND = canadian dollars

both of u pwn3d

34 Posts
what is the AZ section?

Worst Overall NT Member of 2010
6,782 Posts
ibtl, ib4tl

we all know

in before the lock

Worst Overall NT Member of 2010
6,782 Posts
BUMP ? i dont get it? lol
bump is used to move the thread to the top of a search for new threads....

delete me...........

oh and another one

/thread=kill thread

3,927 Posts
hmmmmmm just realized these arent on this list, and I had noidea when Ifirst cameto the site......

FTW = For The Win (or if you are in the biker crowd, fvck the world)

FTL = For The Loss

Lighting and Accessories
10,480 Posts
this needs to be updated/rewritten...

1,415 Posts
BSF (instert number)?
anyone ?
lets say i have a BSF 20, it means i have a 20 percent bull shoot factor, son if i say im making 200 HP its 200-20%=160 HP

thats pretty close on the Dub actually :)
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