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    New To MKIII Section??? Rules, Info and Search Help Here.......

    I have edited and relocated some useful information to help alleviate some questions from new users. Please read below for basic information on how this forum operates and how to better access it.

    - Trey


    The Supraforums search feature can be very helpful in keeping the number of repeated postings down. Please take a few minutes to search for a topic before you post. You may need to try some alternate terms (ie "engine conversion" might not get as many responses as "engine swap"). Additionally, 2-digit terms cannot be searched for (this eliminates any search for "NA" ).

    Frequently people complain that they come up with too many irrelevant posts. To help narrow down your search, choose terms that are more unique to what you're looking for. Searching for a mustang manual steering rack conversion could be difficult if you search for "steering rack." Adding the word "mustang" will cut a lot of the extra posts down. Additionally, if you are looking for a certain post and you have a decent idea when it was posted, narrow the time frame of the search (2 weeks back, a month, etc).

    And perhaps the best way to narrow things down is to search only in the MK3 sections using the advanced search functions.


    When you do create a thread or respond/create a post, put the effort in it that you want to receive back. Clear, Accurate and Correct Grammar go a LONG way. Be thorough and I can guarantee you will get a response back your deserve. This is not TEXTING. Post like an idiot and expect to get a TEXT back or your thread/post deleted.

    If you would like to add some other helpful hints to this, please PM me


    I have also edited and pasted the forum rules below for ease of access:


    1. Keep the length of your signature down. As a reference, keep your sigs no bigger than 40kb.

    Posting Policy:

    1. Harassment of moderators and administrators will result in immediate enforcement of the Forum ban policy with no warning.

    2. Use of racial slurs and other hate speech will result in the post being deleted, and immediate enforcement of the Forum ban policy with no warning.

    3. Posting of pornography of any type with no warning in the topic, or posting pornography in forums other than Off Topic, will be subject to a warning on the first offense, the post being deleted, and from there, the Forum ban policy will take effect.

    4. The use of violence or threat of bodily harm to any member, their family, or vendor will result in the post being deleted, and your IMMEDIATE AND PERMANENT BANNING.

    5. Anyone caught launching, or participating in a Denial of Service (DoS) attack against these forums will have their post deleted, and will be IMMEDIATELY AND PERMANENTLY BANNED.

    6. Directly opposing the decision of a moderator or administrator by posting a topic that questions the action will be subject to the post being deleted, a warning on the first offense, and from there, the ban policy will take effect.

    7. Advertising for any type of business or selling performance parts while representing a business in any forum is strictly prohibited. Do not try to “advertise some cool new product for a friend of yours that you are not in any way related to”…we’ve seen it all tried before. Advertising, unless you are pre-approved, will result in your IMMEDIATE AND PERMANENT BANNING.

    8. Group Buys are prohibited by both individuals and businesses unless pre-approved. Do not try to “get a group buy going through a shop you know just so you can save all your best friends on SupraForums a buck or two”…we’ve seen all this tried before too. Any attempted group buys will be deleted and will result in your IMMEDIATE AND PERMANENT BANNING.

    9. You may not advertise a link to a business website of any kind in your signature or your avatar. You may not post a number to your business or your e-mail address to your business if this business pertains to the automotive aftermarket industry in any way. This is all forms of advertising and if you want to advertise contact us by e-mail. The link is on the bottom of virtually EVERY PAGE! Advertising in your signature and/or avatar, unless you are a paid advertiser with, will result in your IMMEDIATE AND PERMANENT BANNING.

    10. You may not advertise another direct competing forum to SupraForums in your signature or avatar. Advertising a direct competing forum in your signature and/or avatar will result in your IMMEDIATE AND PERMANENT BANNING.

    11. Anyone caught harassing another member through the private messaging system will be subject to a warning on the first offense, and from there, the Forum ban policy will take effect.

    These rules and the situations they apply to are open to interpretation by the moderator and administrator team. These rules apply to every member of this forum. Supraforums has established first and foremost for people to discuss about their supras. Anything that disturbs this will not be tolerated. Please use your common sense when posting here. If you think something you may post might violate this rule set, then refrain from making the post if you wish to continue to post here.

    Forum ban policy:
    1st offense: 2 days (48 hours)
    2nd offense: 1 week (168 hours)
    3rd offense: permanent

    If you have any questions or concerns.... please PM me.

    - Trey
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    General: Acronyms.. (Abbreviations), helpful!

    This will help alot of you new supraforums members out which are reading some of our posts going, what the heck is WOT? what is FCON? what is NA-T?? Hopefully this will answer your questions... this is useful for everyone.

    A/F - Air/Fuel (mixture)
    A/T - Automatic Transmission
    ABS - Anti-lock Braking System
    AFM - Air Flow Meter
    ALDL - Assembly Line Diagnostic Link (a GM thing)
    AVC - Automatic Valve Controller
    BCC - Boost Cut Controller (GReddy FCD)
    BHG - Blown Head gasket
    BOV - Blow Off Valve
    BPUD© - Basic Performance Upgrades Done
    BTDC - Below Top Dead Center
    CPS - Cam Position Sensor
    DP - Down pipe
    EBC - Electronic Boost Controller
    ECT - Electronically Controlled Transmission
    ECU - Electronic Control Unit, (a.k.a. TCCS or engine computer)
    EFI - Electronic Fuel Injection
    EGR - Exhaust Gas Return (Valve)
    EGT - Exhaust Gas Temperature
    EPA - Environmental Protection Agency (USA)
    ET - Elapsed Time
    EVC - Electronic Valve Controller (HKS' EBC)
    FCD - Fuel Cut Defencer (HKS)
    FCO - Fuel Cut Off
    FCON - Fuel CONtroller
    FFCD - Free Fuel Cut Defencer (mkiv term for their cheap, but effective mod)
    FIPK - Filter Injected Performance Kit (K&N)
    FPR - Fuel Pressure Regulator
    HG - Head gasket
    HKS - a company that makes high performance equipment for imports
    HP - Horsepower
    IC - Intercooler
    JMBC - Jeff (Montigny) Manual Boost Controller
    LSD - Limited Slip Differential
    MAF - Mass Air Flow
    MBC - Manual Boost Controller
    MHG - Metal Head gasket
    MkI, MkII, MkIII, MkIV - Mark 1, Mark 2, Mark 3, Mark 4
    MSRP - Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price
    MTL - Manual Transmission Lubrication (Tranny Oil)
    NA - Normally Aspirated
    ND - Nippon Denso
    O/D - Overdrive
    OBD II - On Board Diagnostic II (an emission standard set by the EPA)
    OTB - Overtake Boost (button found on the Greddy Profec-B)
    PCV - Positive Crankcase Ventilation
    PP - Pressure Plate
    Profec-B - (PROFessional Electronically Controlled - Boost?) (GReddy's EBC)
    PSSEBC - Pete Sterling Semi-Electronic Boost Controller
    Rebic - Additional Injector Controller - independent of the car's ECU (GReddy)
    RT - Reaction Time
    RWHP - Rear Wheel Horsepower
    SDF - Super "Dirt" Flow - a spoof on HKS' SMF air filter
    SMF - Super Mega Flow - HKS' mushroom type air filter
    SST - Special Service Tool
    ST - Suspension Techniques
    T/O - Throw Out (bearing)
    TB - Throttle Body
    TCCS - Toyota's Computer Controlled System, (a.k.a. the ECU or engine computer)
    TDS - Theft Deterrent System
    TDSE - Theft Deterrent System (Expanded?)
    TEMS - Toyota Electronically Modulated Suspension
    TNA - Turbo'ed Normally Aspirated car
    TPS - Throttle Position Sensor
    TRD - Toyota Racing Development
    TSB - Technical Service Bulletin
    TSRM - Technical (Toyota) Service Repair Manual
    TT - Twin Turbo
    VBC - Variable Boost Controller
    Vf - A diagnostic line on the TCCS for EFI status
    VPC - Vein Pressure Converter
    VSV - Vacuum Switching Valve
    VVT-i - Variable Valve Timing - intelligent
    WOT - Wide Open Throttle


    Online Acronyms used on the boards:

    AAMOF - As A Matter Of Fact
    AFAIK - And For All I Know
    ASAP - As Soon As Possible
    BS - Bullshit
    BTDT - Been There Done That
    BTW - By The Way
    FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
    FS - For Sale
    FUBAR - Fucked Up Beyond All Repair
    FWIW - For What It's Worth
    FYI - For Your Information
    IMHO - In My Humble (or Honest) Opinion
    IMO - In My Opinion
    IOW - In Other Words
    J/K - Just Kidding
    LMK - Let Me Know
    LOL - Laugh Out Loud
    OMG - Oh My God
    OTOH - On The Other Hand
    PITA - Pain In The Ass
    PLMK - Please Let Me Know
    POS - Piece Of Shit
    PPL - People
    ROTFL - Rolling On The Floor Laughing
    SO - Significant Other
    SOL - Sh*t Out of Luck
    TIA - Thanks In Advance
    TSIA - Title Says It All
    TTYL - Talk To You Later
    WOB - Waste Of Bandwidth
    WTB - Want To Buy
    WTF - What The Fuck
    YMMV - Your Mileage May Vary
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