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Common Acronyms on 3SX

This is a list of acronyms and abbreviations that may be found throughout the 3SX Performance website, mostly having to do with vehicles, engines, Mitsubishi 3000GT and Dodge Stealths.

1G - 1st Generation 3S - typically referring to model years 1991-1993
2G - 2nd Generation 3S - typically referring to model years 1994-1999
2WD - Two Wheel Drive (most commonly referring to front wheel drive)
3S - 3000GT/Stealth as an automotive "platform"
3SX - 3000GT Stealth eXperts - 
5SP or 5SPD - Five Speed Transmission
6SP or 6SPD - Six Speed Transmission
ABS - Anti-Lock Brakes
AC - Air Conditioning
AF - Air/Fuel
AFC - Air/Fuel Controller or Air Flow Converter
AFR - Air/Fuel Ratio
AI - Alcohol Injection 
ASC - Automatic Speed Control / Cruise Control 
ASSY - Assembly 
ATX - Automatic Transaxle / Transmission
AWD - All Wheel Drive
AWHP - All Wheel Horsepower
AWS - All Wheel Steering
BDC - Bottom Dead Center
BHP - Brake Horse Power (measured at crank by engine dyno)
BOV - Blow-Off Valve
BPU - Basic Performance Upgrades
CAI - Cold Air Intake
CAS - Crank Angle Sensor / Cam Angle Sensor 
CAT - Catylic Converter
CC - Cubic Centimeter (equal to .001 liter) 
CEL - Check Engine Light
CF - Carbon Fiber
CFM - Cubic Feet per Minute 
DOHC - Dual Overhead Cam
DP - Downpipe
DSM - Diamond Star Motors (refers to Eclipse/Talon/Laser)
EBC - Electronic Boost Controller
ECM - Engine Control Module
ECS - Electronically Controlled Suspension
ECU - Engine Control Unit
EGO - Exhaust Gas Oxygen Sensor
EGR - Exhaust Gas Recirculation
EGT - Exhaust Gas Temperature
EMS - Engine Management System
FG - Fiberglass
FI - Forced Induction
FIPK - Filtercharger Injection Performance Kit (a registered trademark of K&N) 
FMIC - Front Mounted Intercooler
FPR - Fuel Pressure Regulator
FWD - Front Wheel Drive
FWHP - Front Wheel Horsepower
GT - Grand Touring / Gran Turismo
GTO - Gran Turismo Omologata
HP - Horsepower
IAC - Idle Air Controller
IAT - Intake Air Temperature
IC - Intercooler
IDC - Injector Duty Cycle 
ISC - Idle Speed Controller
JDM - Japanese Domestic Market
LHD - Left Hand Drive
LH/DR - Left Hand / Driver Side (referenced from sitting in driver seat)
LSD - Limited Slip Differential
MAF - Mass Air Flow Meter
MAP - Manifold Absolute Pressure
MAS - Mass Airflow Sensor
MBC - Manual Boost Controller
MTX - Manual Transaxle / Transmission
N2O - Nitrous Oxide
NA - Naturally Aspirated (Non-Turbo)
NOS - Nitrous Oxide Systems (the Company/Brand) 
O2 - Oxygen, as in O2 Sensor
OBDI/OBDII - Onboard Diagnostics I/II
OEM - Original Equipment Manufacturer
PCV - Positive Crankcase Ventilation
PDA - Personal Digital Assistant
PSI - Pounds Per Square Inch 
PTU - Power Transistor Unit (also known as ignition control module)
RHD - Right Hand Drive
RH/PS - Right Hand / Passenger Side (referenced from sitting in driver seat)
RPM - Revolutions Per Minute
R/T - Road and Track
RWD - Rear Wheel Drive
SAFC - Super Air Flow Converter (product of Apexi)
SC - SuperCharged / SuperCharger
Shortblock - Block+Crank+Rods+Pistons+Rings Assembled
SMIC - Side Mount Intercooler(s)
SL - Sport Luxury
SOHC - Single Overhead Cam
SRS - Supplemental Restraint System
SS - Stainless Steel
TC - Transfer Case
TCU - Transmission Control Unit (found in automatics)
TDC - Top Dead Center
TOB - Throw Out Bearing (clutch release bearing)
TPS - Throttle Position Sensor
TT - Turbo Timer
TT - Twin Turbo
UEGO - Universal Exhaust Gas Oxygen Sensor/Controller
UDP - Under-Drive Pulley
VCU - Viscous Coulping Unit
VICS - Variable Induction Control System
VIN - Vehicle Identification Number
VPC - Vein Pressure Convertor
VR-4 - Viscous Realtime Four
VSS - Valve Stem Seals 
WHP - Wheel Horse Power (measured at wheels by chassis dyno)
WI - Water Incection
WOT - Wide Open Throttle