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Discussion in '!! List of Ford Explorer & Ranger "How To Repair" ' started by xxScapegoat, April 20, 2005.

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    1. xxScapegoat

      xxScapegoat Active Member

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      I decided to make a glossary of all the "slang" being thrown around on this site. I know when i first got her, it took me a long time to realize what you guys were talking about. Hopefully this will help out the people that are just as mechanically unlearned as i am. If i forgot anything please add it.

      1st gen - 1991-1994 Explorers

      2nd gen - 1995-2001

      3rd gen - 2002 - 2005

      4th gen - 2006 - 2010

      5th gen - 2011+

      IFS - Independent Front Suspension

      SAS - Solid Axle Swap. Replacing the IFS suspension on a newer truck with much stronger and durable strait axle. Articulates far more as well.

      SOA - Spring over axle

      Locker - Carrier in axle where both wheels recieve equal amounts of power all the time.

      TT - Torsion twist. Tightening or loosening the torsion bolts resulting in raising or lowering your explorer.

      Suspension Lift - Increasing height of a vehicle by dropping suspension components down from stock location.

      BL - Body Lift. Putting spacers between the body and the frame.

      AAL - Add a leaf

      OEM - original equipment manufacturer

      Shackles - Used to connect your leaf springs to the frame of your vehicle. Gives you added height in the rear ( usually used with TT)

      GB - Group buy.

      PA - Performance Accessories (www.performanceaccessories.com)

      HID - High intensity discharge. The really bright lights you see on cars that almost cause you to swerve off the road. :p

      BFG - BFGoodrich tires. Combined with:

      MT - Mud terrain, or

      A/T - All terrain

      hope this helps

      edit: i know this isnt a previous thread, but it seemed to fit here best
       
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    3. Paraphoe

      Paraphoe Go big or go home Elite Explorer

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      Well done. Wish this was around when I joined 9 months ago. :thumbsup:
       
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      MAF = Mass Air Flow (sensor)
      IAC = Idle Air Control
      ECU = Car Computer hahah forgot what it stands for exactly


      BTW-by the way great idea
       
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      WTB = Wanted (err ing?) to buy???
      FS = For sale?

      im unsure of WTB, i keep forgetting when i figure it out..
       
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      BeauJ Moderator Emeritus

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      WTB = want to by

      NOS = Nawwwws

      FMS = Ford Motorsports

      SoCo = Southern Comfort (100 proof or nothin)
       
    8. xxScapegoat

      xxScapegoat Active Member

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      well yeah... a dictionary is alphebetical with pronunciation and other crap. a glossary... well ...isnt.


      edit: maybe we can get a moderator to compine all meanings from both threads and make it a sticky?
       
    9. spta97

      spta97 Well-Known Member

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      IIRC = "If I Remember Correctly"

      I think ;) I had to google it because I had no idea what it meant 2 minutes ago.
       
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      IC -Instant Center (The instant center is the intersection of the LCP and a line drawn from the rear tire contact patch as viewed from the side.)

      IC Height -Instant Center Height (measured from ground to I.C.)

      IC Position -Instant Center Position (measured from center of rear axle forward to I.C.)

      LCP -Link Convergence Point (The intersection of lines drawn from the top and bottom links as viewed from the side.)

      -Roll Center (The roll centre is the point that the body wants to rotate about on the axle or the point that the axle supports the body laterally)

      -Roll Axis (The line drawn through the two L.C.P’s is the roll axis.)

      COG/CG -Center of Gravity (top bolt of your bell housing is a general rule of thumb)

      WB -Wheelbase (center of rear tire to center of front tire)

      AS -Anti-Squat % (COG Height * IC Position)/(WB*IC Height)

      C/O -Coilover shock

      This all has to do with double triangulated 4-link suspensions and will have no meaning for 95% of people here. :confused: :D But I've been doing alot of research lately. ;)

      Oh, and one for the supporters of the site:

      EE - Explorer Express
       
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      Already been done before. CLICK
       
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      ExplorerDMB Moderator/Technician Moderator Emeritus

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      Robb is a moderator! Represents VA very well!

      -Drew
       
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      Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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      I just moved this thread to Under the Hood and Drivelines where it can be posted to.
       
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      IMO-Im my opinio
      IMHO- In my humbe opinion
      Heep-Jeep???
      Those really confused me when i joined
       
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      Rhett Let Them Eat Cake Elite Explorer

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      Ah, I mock the word represent:
      Repa'sent! Repa'SENT! :p

      PCM = Powertrain Control Module (aka computer)
      HCU = hydraulic control unit (re: brakes)
      Hootus = see the other dictionary thread haha
       
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      Bruces expo Elite Explorer

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      yea what beau said soco and mountain dew lol good
       
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      what do they mean when they refer to their truck as " my x " or "x" is that just short for xlt? or is that a generation?
       
    18. BrooklynBay

      BrooklynBay Moderator & long time member. Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      ...X as in Project X or just my X is a short way to type out = Explorer...:D
      ...if you type ex, people think ex vehicle, g.f., etc...;)
       
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      I thought that was the case but wanted to make sure. Thanks for not making this NOOB sound like an idiot. :D I have found this site to be most helpfull I've never done a build up of a ford before. so I am just getting down the lingo and searching out parts. This site has it all if you take the time to look :thumbsup:
       
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      EB= Early Bronco or Eddie Bauer depending on usage.
       
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      subliminal? come on!!! X???
       
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      all i could think of was "Engine Control Thing". made me feel like a jerk.

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      BWM= Brown Wire Mod
       

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