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Performance Acronyms/Abbreviations (For Noobs like me :))

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ABE - Axle Back Exhaust (basically the muffler)
AFR- Air Fuel Ratio
BCS- Boost control solenoid
BOV - Blow off valve
BPV - another term you'll sometimes see referring to the recirculating BOV (bypass valve, backpressure valve, essentially the same deal different acronym)
BPU - Basic performance upgrades
CAI - Cold Air Intake
CBE - Catback exhaust(the muffler, and midpipe, sometimes included the 2nd cat delete aka test pipe)
CEL- Check Engine Light
CHMSL - Center High Mounted Stop Light
CMD - Combustion Management Device (piggy back tuning device)
CVVT - Continuous Variable Valve Timing (Mechanical parts in the engine that happen to change events/timing, nothing to do with spark/ignition timing)
DC - Duty Cycle
DP - Downpipe (sometimes includes 02 housing pipe or test pipe)
DTC - Diagnostic Trouble Code
EBC - Electronic Boost Controller
ECG - Engine Coolant Temp
ECU - Engine Control Unit (The factory Engine Computer)
EGT - Exhaust Gas Temp
EWG - External Wastegate
FIC - Fuel/Ignition Controller
FMIC - front mount intercooler
FPR - Fuel Pressure Regulator
IAT - Intake Air Temp
IC - Intercooler
I/H/E - Intake, Headers, Exhaust
IIRC - If I remember correctly
IWG - Internal Wastegate
LCA - Lower control arm
MAF - Mass Air Flow (you might here it in the 3.8 section as the 2.0T doesn't have one)
MAP - Manifold Absolute Pressure
MAP - Manifold Absolute Pressure [Sensor]
MBC - Manual Boost Controller
MBC- Manual Boost Controller
MCC - Master Control Center (Dynojet tuning software)
NSPP- Next Stage Power Pro (piggy back tuning device)
NSFW - Not safe for work
OBD - On board Diagnostics
PA - Power Axel (ECU tuning vendor)
RCV - romote control valve or recirculating valve
RSB - rear sway bar
SRI - Short Ram Intake
TB - Throttle Body
TBE - Turbo-Back Exhaust (muffler, midpipe, downpipe, sometimes includes 02 housing pipe aka WCC delete)
TIP - Throttle Inlet Pressure [Sensor]
TPMS - Tire Presure Monitoring System
TPS - Throttle Position Sensor
TSB - Technical Service Bulletin
VC - Valve Cover
WB2 - Wideband 2 [Product from Dynojet, sensor that reads/reports your AFR]
WCC - Warm up catalytic converter (aka primary cat)
WGA - Wastegate Actuator
WOT - Wide Open Throttle
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You forgot CHMSL - Center High Mounted Stop Light.:eek::rolleyes:

(Sorry... somebody had to!) ;)
Seriously, great list!
You forgot CHMSL - Center High Mounted Stop Light.
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