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Old 11-26-2005, 07:01 PM
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The NAM Performance Dictionary!

Hey what's goin' on fellow namers! I just thought I would start a new thread on performance parts and their abbreviations. If you can think of more please post. If you have a correction, do the same. I hope this thread will evolve into one that is both helpful for veteran motorers and newer ones, who can quickly reference it, if they are confused on a part, an abbreviation in this forum, or if they would like some info regarding a certain part. Thanks and have fun modding!

19%,17%,15%: Referring to Supercharger Reduction Pulleys, and their size.
ABS: Anti-lock Braking System
A/F: Air Fuel Ratio
AGS: In reference to M7 Tuning's Air Gain System
AI: Alcohol Injection
Airbox: See C.A.I.
BBK: Big Brake Kit
BPV: Bypass Valve on a Supercharger
BHP: Brake Horsepower
Buttdyno: Poor persons method of dyno-ing; by the seat of the pants!
C.A.I.: Cold Air Intake
Cam: Camshaft
Cat-Back: Referring to an exhaust that goes from the Catalytic Conv. back
CC or OCC: Oil Catch Can
CEL: Check Engine Light
CF: Carbon Fiber
Craptastic: The feeling of JCW, common on this forum
Deepstage: When you stage a little bit deeper at the second staging light, where the pre stage light goes out.
Detroit Tuned: In reference to our sponsor Detroit Tuned
DFIC: Direct Flow Intercooler
DNF: Did not finish
DSC: Dynamic stability control
Dynojet: Dyno used commonly by NAMers
ECU: Engine Control Unit (the MINI's engine computer)
EGT: Exhaust Gas Temperature
ET: Elapsed Time
FMIC: Front Mounted Intercooler
HAI: Hot Air Intake; a fliter clamped directly to the throttle body
HDI: High Density Induction
HID: High Intensity Discharge
Holeshot: Staging at the drag strip. when the lights turn green, the driver reacts quicker then his opponent.
IAT: Intake Air Temperature
IC: Intercooler
IK22s: Referring to Denso Iridium IK22 Sparkplugs
IM: Intake Manifold
IOD: Intercooler Output Duct
Lambda: A measurement of air/fuel ratio. A lambda of 1 is ideal. Less than 1 is rich. Greater than 1 is lean.
Lean: Air/fuel ratio out of balance, with not enough fuel
LS: Lowering Spring
LSD: Limited Slip Differential, or for those of us... nevermind
M62: Eaton supercharger upgrade from stock M45
M7: Referring to M7 Tuning, a sponsor
N20: Nitrous Oxide
NOS: Nitrous Oxide System
One-Ball: Removing the resonator of the stock MCS exhaust
OBD: On Board Diagnostics
Porting: Process of making the insides of an engine component bigger
P/W: Power to Weight Ratio
Rich: Air/fuel ratio out of balance, with too much fuel
SC: Supercharger
Schroth: Referring to Schroth Racing Harness
Schrick: Referring to the Shrick Performance Camshaft
SID: Supercharger Intake Duct
SOD: Supercharger Output Duct
SOTP:Seat Of The Pants
Squeezing: Term use at the races referring to NOS
Stoichiometric: Chemically ideal air/fuel ratio of 14.7:1
SS: Short Shifter
Sway/SB: Swaybar
T/B or TB: Throttle Body
TC: Referring to twincharging an MCS with a Turbo
Team Craptastic: A group of MCS owners that are happy with their JCW performance parts
TK: Referring to JCW Tuning Kit, or some other tuning package.
TMIC: Top Mounted Intercooler
Uchip/Uni-Chip: A computer chip that's settings can be customized
Venom: Nitrous System sold by M7 Tuning
VGS: Vacuum Gain System (potential Yo-Yo fix)
whp: Wheel Horsepower, total horsepower delivered to the wheels
Whiptastic: Referring to the handling of any MINI. It's "Whiptastic!"
WMS: Referring to Webb Motorsports, a Sponsor.
WOT: Wide Open Throttle

Please feel free to add. I will post additions/corrections ASAP!

Mike

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HAI- Hot Air Intake, a filter clamped directly to the throttle body
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LS=lowering spring?
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Originally Posted by ChiliCooperS
Hey what's goin' on fellow namers! I just thought I would start a new thread on performance parts and there abbreviations. If you can think of more please post. If you have a correction, do the same. I hope this thread will evolve into one that is both helpful for veteran motorers and newer ones, who can quickly reference it, if they are confused on a part, an abbreviation in this forum, or if they would like some info regarding a certain part. Thanks and have fun modding!

19%,17%,15%: Referring to Super Charger Reduction Pulleys, and their size.
Airbox: See C.A.I.
BBK: Big Brake Kit
C.A.I.: Cold Air Intake
Cam: Camshaft
Cat-Back: Referring to an exhaust that goes from the Catalytic Conv. back
CC or OCC: Oil Catch Can
CF: Carbon Fiber
Craptastic: The feeling of JCW, common on this forum
Dynojet: Dyno used commonly by NAMers
FMIC: Front Mounted Intercooler
HAI: Hot air Intake; a fliter clamped directly to the throttle body
IAT: Intake Air Temperature
IC: Intercooler
IK22s: Referring to Denso Iridium IK22 Sparkplugs
LSD: Limited Slip Differential, or for those of us... nevermind
Porting: Process of making the insides of an engine component bigger
SC: Supercharger
SS: Short Shifter
Sway/SB: Swaybar
T/B or TB: Throttle Body
TC: Referring to twincharging an MCS with a Turbo
TK: Referring to JCW Tuning Kit, or some other tuning package.
Uchip/Uni-Chip: A computer chip that's settings can be customized
whp: Wheel Horsepower, total hosrpower delivered to the wheels

Please feel free to add. I will post additions/corrections asap!

Mike
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Good job, Mikey! This will be helpful to lots of us. Thanks!
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AF or A/F: air fuel ratio (used in dyno runs)

p.s. mods, i think this thread might deserve a sticky...
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AF or A/F: air fuel ratio (used in dyno runs)

p.s. mods, i think this thread might deserve a sticky...
Agreed. I'll stick it.
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All added except for the MSFitToy rambling. Seriously though... which ones, and what are they do you want me to post MSFITOY?
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All added except for the MSFitToy rambling. Seriously though... which ones, and what are they do you want me to post MSFITOY?
I thought you started this idea? Well ok...I'll fill you in:

AI (alocoho injection), N2O (Nitrous Oxide), splitter (aero device), wing (look it up), spoiler, DRL (day light running lamps), DLO (daylight opening), RIP (ram intake project), AGS, Crank Pulley CP, TMIC, HK (Harmon Kardon), PowerFlex (polyurathane inserts), Koni (Scandanavian sausage maker), PIAA (Japanese pizza maker), Spec (performace clutch), Biltein PSS9 (performance coil over), TDM PR-1 (cool wheels), HSport (makes springs/sway bars for Mini), Alta (everyone has one), Outmotoring (Aaron Coornaby), M7 (Dr Peter Horvath), WMS (Webb Motor Sports), Schrick (German billet), Schrothe (German ball saver), Sparco (Italian bum stool), Halon (good for putting out fires), AF ratio, EGT (exhaust gas temperature), AIT, OBD (on board diagnostic), HID (high intensity discharge), PSI (pound per square inch) , Boost (when you pull away from clown next to you), Vacume (sucker), P/W (power weight ratio), PS/Blk (pure silver black)
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Buttdyno-for us poor boys that cant afford to dyno, seat of the pants check to see how the mods work
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I posted of all the needed, as in what was obvious and what was not.
Have any more ideas MSFITOY?
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Nice list after only an hour or so.
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anymore??
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BPV: bypass valve on SC
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BHP: Brake Horsepower

Maybe an entry for MTH? Also, not trying to be the spelling patrol, but it's "sponsor," not "sponser."
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Got it! Thanks!
BTW: What does a Bypass Valve do?
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Got it! Thanks!
BTW: What does a Bypass Valve do?
If i remember corectly it is like a blow off valve on a turbo. It releases the boost presure at a specified PSI. I could be wrong, but I am pretty sure that is what it does.
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BTW: What does a Bypass Valve do?
It allows extra boosted air to bypass the engine at low speeds or when shifting so you don't need to burn tons of fuel when you don't need to [fuel mixes in with air at x:y proportion]. That's how I understand it, at least.

edit: it also is supposed to prevent pressure build up after hard throttle to escapre when you've lifted [which is like shutting the door on the air].
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i vote for the inclusion of Detroit Tuned and Team Craptastic into the dictionary....
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got it!

does the bypass valve make that cool whoosh sound with a supercharger?? That would be sick!
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does the bypass valve make that cool whoosh sound with a supercharger?? That would be sick!
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There is seriously no way to get this at the present time I know!
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It's spelled "sponsor", not 'sponser'
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