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Old 10-18-2008, 02:29 AM   #1
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Hi there,
New member, and wanted to learn more about turbo systems and miatas in general. My wife owns a 99 miata with a turbo installed by a shop, she's the
3rd owner. Absolutely fun car, with tons of power for the weight. Apparently more than 200hp in this light car. Bell turbo.
I've been trying to decipher the posts in the forums, but can't understand a thing with all of the acronyms. Is there a place to find out what all of these mean for the idiots out here???
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Old 10-18-2008, 12:51 PM   #2
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I've done well with Google with the ones' I didn't know, but then again I am a gearhead...

I think there is a post with some, but I can't find it just now.
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Hi there,
New member, and wanted to learn more about turbo systems and miatas in general. My wife owns a 99 miata with a turbo installed by a shop, she's the
3rd owner. Absolutely fun car, with tons of power for the weight. Apparently more than 200hp in this light car. Bell turbo.
I've been trying to decipher the posts in the forums, but can't understand a thing with all of the acronyms. Is there a place to find out what all of these mean for the idiots out here???

Welcome to the forum. Two things you need to do.
1) Read Maximum Boost by Corky Bell (BEGI is a forum sponsor, I believe you can purchase it directly from them)
2) Read the FAQ's in this forum

Those two things will get you up to speed.
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Hi there,
New member, and wanted to learn more about turbo systems and miatas in general. My wife owns a 99 miata with a turbo installed by a shop, she's the
3rd owner. Absolutely fun car, with tons of power for the weight. Apparently more than 200hp in this light car. Bell turbo.
I've been trying to decipher the posts in the forums, but can't understand a thing with all of the acronyms. Is there a place to find out what all of these mean for the idiots out here???
I'm a MC (Mechanically Challenged ) individual myself so I would suggest you get a copy of Corky's book: "Maximum Boost" and you'll start to get a general idea.

BTW, since I'm also a foreigner for whom English is a second language I also have trouble with many of the acronyms so I suggest you post any you see and want some info on in this thread and others will chime in.

I hope that helps.

P.S. I saw that Stein posted a reply before me about Corky's book so please accept my apologies
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Please add your location to your profile and post pics of your wife's car.
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Please add your location to your profile and post pics of your wife.
Fixed.
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post any you see and want some info on
QFT

We have to know which ones you don't get if you want answers
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QFT

We have to know which ones you don't get if you want answers
I'll start with that one! (QFT)

And oh btw, when I first started reading the forums for info on my Miata I thought FI was F1

I also remember asking once what PITA meant. Another forum member had to pm me that answer.

Another one: FTL (?)

Zabac already told me what MILF means
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Please add your location to your profile and post pics of your wife.
Fixed.
You wrote what I was thinkin.

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I'll start with that one! (QFT)
Quoted for Truth
Sometimes more prolifically stated as QFMFT

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Another one: FTL (?)
1. For the Loss, opposite of For the Win
2. Faster Than Light
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Thanks Ben

I get the sense this thread is going to be very enlightening!
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pwnd = you're pretty much fucked
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FI=forced induction
FMIC=front mount intercooler
FUBAR=fucked up beyond all recognition(like my car)
FWIW=for what it's worth
MUNG=mash until no good(Special thanks to Joe Perez)
MIFF=mom I finally fucked
MS=megasquirt
IMHO=in my humble opinion
IIRC=if I recall correctly
OTM=other than Miata
BOV=blow off valve
WG=waste gate

Just throwing them out there.

Welcome by the way!

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FI=forced induction
FMIC=front mount intercooler
FUBAR=fucked up beyond all recognition(like my car)
FWIW=for what it's worth
MUNG=mash until no good(Special thanks to Joe Perez)
MIFF=mom I finally fucked
MS=megasquirt
IMHO=in my humble opinion
IIRC=if I recall correctly
OTM=other than Miata
BOV=blow off valve
WG=waste gate

Just throwing them out there.

Welcome by the way!
You don't know how long I've been seeing IMHO and IIRC without being able to guess their meaning.

Many thanks!
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You don't know how long I've been seeing IMHO and IIRC without being able to guess their meaning.

Many thanks!
It's a shame that Google apparently doesn't work in the non-US Caribbean.

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It's a shame that Google apparently doesn't work in the non-US Caribbean.

Frank
Touché!

BTW, it never crossed my mind I could find those on Google!
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Damn! Is there something you guys do not find?
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That one has been around a long time - at least since 98-99.
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Damn! Is there something you guys do not find?
Yeah...a winning lottery ticket!
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Is there something you guys do not find?
We don't find anything wrong with modding fagmobiles.
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