Forums at Modded Mustangs - Reply to Topic
Thread: Typical Abbreviations, Phrases, and Definitions Reply to Thread
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Forums at Modded Mustangs forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

  Topic Review (Newest First)
September 23rd, 2012 03:44 PM
mustangmike! fag
September 22nd, 2012 03:03 PM
Originally Posted by Skargon View Post
Same here, I thought it was "Intake" Lol

Sticky Pl0x.
It is intake. It's not very easy to port/polish an induction.

Same with CAI, the I is intake. I understand that in theory, adding a cold air intake is increasing "cold air induction" but that isn't the object itself.
September 22nd, 2012 05:25 AM
chu082011 Dear friends

I like Typical Abbreviations, Phrases, and Definitions very much. It's wonderful. Thanks for information. I want share some my ideals. I'll send later

Apart from that, you also can ref more resources at: Performance review phrases

May 18th, 2012 03:27 PM
Skargon Same here, I thought it was "Intake" Lol

Sticky Pl0x.
May 18th, 2012 12:56 PM
BluV6 I vote sticky! For the life of me i could not figure out what the "I" in h/c/i stood for lol
May 18th, 2012 07:05 AM
99 BLUE V6 Add to sticky
May 17th, 2012 02:50 PM
slonison Very nice write-up.
May 17th, 2012 02:37 PM
The Cheeks McDuke
Typical Abbreviations, Phrases, and Definitions

This is copied and Pasted from Here
Abbreviations, Phrases, and Definitions
I did not write any of the information below.

Typical abbreviations and phrases used in the V6 Section.

A/F - Air / Fuel Ratio

ASP - A maker of Underdrive pullies

BBK - A performance company

Butterfly Valve - The throttle body control plate

CAI - Cold Air Induction

CARB # - A serial number that proves compliance with the California Air Resources Board emission regulations.

CAT - Short for Catalytic Converter

CEL - Check Engine Light

Chip - Reference to the Computer chip that controls the operation of the vehicle.

Crossover - Any type of mid-pipe which connects the pipes coming from the cats.

DC - Densecharger (AKA Tunable induction)

Donut - Exhaust flange gasket

Drone - A low frequency sound that usually occurs at a specific RPM while the engine is under load

Dumps - An exhaust setup which does not include cats, mufflers, or any pipes after the headers

EGR - Exhaust Gas Recirculation

Exhaust Flange - A coupler used to connect exhaust system components; usually found on headers-to-midpipe and midpipe-to-catback connections

FIPK - Fuel Injection Performance Kit (Developed by K&N)

Flows - Usually short for Flowmasters

H - A type of exhaust crossover pipe in the shape of an "H"

H/C/I - Short for Heads, Cam and Induction

Harmonic Balancer - Connected to the crankcase to reduce torsional vibration. Separate from 94-98 V6 crank pulley / integrated on 99-04 V6 crank pulley.

High-Flows - Usually meaning High Flow Catalytic Converters.

IAC - Idle Air Control

IAT - Incoming Air Temperature sensor

ID - Inside Diameter

LT - Long Tube Headers

Lower - Lower induction manifold

MAC - A performance company

MAF - Mass Air Flow sensor

Mandrel Bend - A bend in which the diameter of the pipe stays the same throughout

MIL - Malfunction Indicator Lamp

O/R - Off-Road. Typically used in reference to Off Road Exhaust pieces which are not street-legal

OD - Outside Diameter

ODP - Overdrive Pulley

OEM - Original Equipment Manufacturer

P/P - Port and Polish

P/S - Power Steering

PCV - Positive Crankcase Ventilation

Permatex - A maker of various gasket maker materials/silicones.

Plenum - Another way to say intake

Pre-cats - The first pair of catalytic converters on stock mustangs

R/R - Roller Rocker

S/S - Stainless Steel

Secondary cats - The second pair of Catalitic Converters on stock Mustangs. Also referred to as post-cats.

Shorties - Short tube headers

Single Port - Refers to 94-98 V6 Mustangs

Sniffer - Refers to Emissions testing

Snorkel - The stock air box silencer

Split Port - Refers to 99-04 V6 Mustangs

Take-offs - Stock exhaust taken off another car, usually a Mustang GT

TB - Throttle Body

Turn-downs - Exhaust piping turned downward directly after mufflers with no tailpipes

UDP - Underdrive Pulley

Upper - Upper induction manifold

Vert - Convertible

WOT - Wide Open Throttle

Y - A type of exhaust mid-pipe, joining two pipes into one pipe, a second "y" can be used to split the pipes for a "fake"-dual exhaust setup.

X - A type of exhaust crossover pipe in the shape of an "X"


Jester4Kicks, Kuplex & Rellik
Bolt Ons Moderators

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome