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Old 07-22-2012, 12:30 AM
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Anybody know what APR in the terms of Audi
Old 11-26-2014, 02:10 AM
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Old 12-08-2014, 02:58 AM
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That's good list.well done
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Old 01-18-2017, 02:39 PM
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Thank you! This will come in handy.
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Originally Posted by ImolaS4 View Post
The following are two lists:

"General Abbreviated Terms & Vocabulary"

"Audi/Auto Terms & Vocabulary".

and a link to Audi's Glossary (see link at bottom of this post).

These lists were compiled so that any user, who is unfamiliar with the terminology or vocabulary used in these forums, will be better informed and less intimidated by the dialogue they read. The list is by no means complete, but it has most of the commonly used terms and abbreviations seen within these forums.

Please feel free to post any additional terms that you think should be included and I will edit the list periodically.
Please refrain from posting irrelevant terminology or slang that may confuse or dilute the quality and purpose of the original list.


General Abbreviated Terms & Vocabulary:

AFAIK = As Far As I Know
BTW = By The Way
BWW = Band Width Warning; usually large file with pictures enclosed (see "NWS" & "WW")
DIY = Do It Yourself
DX = Diagnose or diagnosis
FWIW = For What It's Worth
GF = Girlfriend
GTG = Get Together
IANAL = I Am Not A Lawyer
IIRC = If I Recall Correctly
IMO = In My Opinion
IMHO = In My Honest Opinion
IOW = In Other Words
IWBTPWP = I Won't Believe This Post Without Pictures
Jerks = Forum user who uses sarcastic humor to make fun of another's post (Jerk's posts should never to be taken personally)
J2LUK = Just To Let You Know
J/K = Just Kidding
LMAO = Laughing My *** Off
LOL = Laugh(ing) Out Loud
Newbie = New to the forum, with very little forum topic knowledge or very few forum posts
NE1 = Any One
Noob or Noobie = same as "Newbie"
NWS = Not Work Safe; usually means nude/pornographic pictures enclosed (see "BWW" & "WW")
OBTW = Oh, by the Way
OIC = Oh, I see
OMFG = Oh My F*%#ing God
OMG = Oh My God
OMGHI2U = Oh My God Hi To You
OT = Off Topic
OTOH = On The Other Hand
Pic = Picture
PITA = Pain In The @$$
PLZ = Please
POS = Piece of Sh*t
PSA = Public Service Announcement
PW = Post *****; Someone who posts for no apparent reason, but to waste bandwidth and space
**** = ****
REPOST = The post, or linked post has already been posted numerous times
ROFL = Rolling On Floor Laughing
ROFLMAO = Rolling On Floor Laughing My *** Off
ROFLMFAO = Rolling On Floor Laughing My F***ing *** Off
RTFA = Read The F***ing Archives
RTFF = Read The F***ing Forum
RTFM = Read The F***ing Manual
STFA = 1. Search The Forum Archives 2. Search The F***ing Archives
SOL = Sh*t Outta Luck
SIA = Sorry in Advance
Sig = Signature
Sig Pic = Signature Picture
TIA = Thanks In Advance
TMI = Too Much Information
TPIWWP - This Post Is Worthless Without Pictures
TTIWWP = This Thread Is Worthless Without Pictures
Troll = User from another forum who writes negative comments about the topic and claims superiority
WTB = Want To Buy
WTF = What The F***?!
WTH = What The Heck?
WTHRU = Who The Heck Are You?!
WTT = Want To Trade
WW = Work Warning; usually means nude/pornographic pictures enclosed (see "BWW" & "NWS")
WYSIWYG = What You See Is What You Get; usually refers to items in picture
W/O = Without
WTF = What The F***
x-post = Cross Post (repeated post) from another forum
YGM = You Got Mail

Audi/Auto Terms & Vocabulary:

AoA = Audi of America
Bentley = Audi Maintenance Manual (CD format)
BPV = By-Pass Valve; part of the Audi closed-loop turbo system (see "DV" or "TT BPV")
BOV = Blow-Off Valve; part of a non-Audi or any open-loop turbo system; vents to atmosphere
CAI = Cold Air Intake
CEL = Check Engine Light
C/O = Coil-Over Struts Suspension
CP = Coil Pack
CVT = Continuously Variable Transmission (Multitronic)
DBW = Drive By Wire (also known as Electronic Throttle Control)
DP = Down Pipe(s)
DTC = Diagnostic Trouble Code (Displayed on VAG-COM)
DTS = Drive Train Stabilizer Reduces engine torsional movement. (see "TSB")
DV = Diverter Valve (see "BPV" or "TT BPV")
E-codes - Eurospec Headlamps
ECU = Engine Control Unit
EFK = Electronic Fan Kit
EMCS = Enhanced Modular Chipping System; APR software that allows users to update engine management software from their own computer
Escort = Escort Passport 8500/8500x radar detector (see "V1")
ESP = Electronic Stability Program
ET = German abbreviation for "EinpreƟtiefe", which translates to offset (see "Offset")
FMIC = Front Mounted Inter-cooler
FWD = Front Wheel Drive
GB = Group Buy
Gap = 1. Distance between top of tire to bottom of fender. 2. Distance from center electrode of spark plug to the ground electrode
Garret = Shortened version of Garret Integrated Automotive Corporation (see "GIAC")
GIAC = Garret Integrated Automotive Corporation; Software engineering company that makes engine management/performance ecu chips
Haldex = The center differential used on quattro systems with transversely mounted engines (TT & A3/S3)
HID = High Intensity Discharge (see "X" & "Xenons")
IC = Inter-cooler
ICV = Idle Control Valve
I/E = Intake / Exhaust
KO3 = Turbocharger for base Audi 1.8T engine
KO4 = Turbocharger for 225hp Audi TT 1.8T engine
Krauters = German version of "Ricers"
LCD = Liquid Crystal Display
Lowers = Plastic Trim under doors (also known as side skirts)
M = Manual Transmission
MAF = Mass Air Flow Sensor
MSRP = Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price
Mod(s) = Modification(s) (in either Performance, Interior, or Exterior)
MY = Model Year
NOS = Nitrous Oxide System
O11 = Red & silver Audi Sport Symbol/Badge; found on the grille, steering wheel, and/or floor mats
OE = Original Equipment
OEM = Original Equipment Manufacture
Offset = The distance from the wheel's hub mounting surface to the centerline of the wheel (see "ET")
Q = Quattro Package
Rice = A flashy car with exterior modifications and not enough, if any, performance modifications
Ricers = Those who drive "rice" cars (see "Rice" & "Krauters")
S = Sport Package
Side Skirts = Plastic trim under doors (a.k.a. Lowers)
T = Turbo
TBB = Throttle Body Boot; A part of the turbo hose system (2.7T only)
TDI = Turbo Direct Injection; VAG Diesel Engine
THX = Thanks
Tip = Tiptronic; Automatic transmission
Torsen = (TOR= Torque & SEN= Sensing) Quattro center differential in B5 A4/S4, A6/allroad, '97+ A8/S8
Tramlining = Condition when the steering tires follow within the grooves and crowns of the road
TSB = 1. Technical Service Bulletin; 2. Transmission Stabilizer Bar (see "DTS")
TT BPV = OE By Pass Valve (Stock # - 06A 145 710 N) (see "BPV")
V1 = Valentine 1 Radar Detector (see "Escort")
VAG = Volkswagen AG
VAG-COM = Volkswagen Audi Group Computer; diagnostic software sold by Ross-Tech
Valence = front & rear plastic Trim under bumpers
VIN = Vehicle Identification Number
VVT = Variable Valve Timing
WOT = Wide Open Throttle
X = Xenon (see "HID" and "Xenon")
X-chip = ECU chip from GIAC
Xenon = Type of high intensity discharge lightbulb (see "HID" and "X")
YMMV = Your Mileage May Vary

Audi's Glossary
Glossary Link: Click here.

Thanks a lot! This will helo me a lot here.. I spent some time to google some terms first hehe
Old 01-26-2017, 05:01 PM
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Thanks for the info!
Old 03-21-2017, 06:47 AM
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Wow! it's really very helpful.You shared such an amazing Audi vocabulary. Thanks a lot...
Old 03-21-2017, 09:11 AM
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