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    Jargon Buster

    As a newbie to this forum and a soon-to-be Audi A3 owner, I'm finding myself a bit of an outsider when it comes to understanding some of the jargon I read.

    Is it possible to put up a stick of jargon used?

    What's 8P/P? MY9,10,11,12?
    What's BE? ET46? CH?, HU?

    etc etc...

    I'm confused!
    Thanks

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    8P is the newer A3 chassis.

    MY is Model Year

    ET is wheel offset - you'll need to google that it's too much to go into there, it's the amount a wheel sticks out.

    CH is a BBS wheel?

    HU is Head Unit.

    What context is BE used?
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    Thanks for the swift response. I see people talking about alloys being ET46, ET48 etc and haven't a clue what they mean lol.

    BE, as in "New one is TDI 140 BE with comfort pack and non smoking pack in phantom." from a current thread on the A3 (3P) forum.

    Ta

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    Have a look at this:

    Wheel sizing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    I don't know what BE means in that context sorry.
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    Im pretty sure that the BE means black edition.

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    makes me laugh some of the abbreviations used here.

    One that really makes my head itch is FBMFSW? Think I got that right lol

    It's almost as bad as txt tlk! :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by sportstractor View Post
    makes me laugh some of the abbreviations used here.

    One that really makes my head itch is FBMFSW? Think I got that right lol

    It's almost as bad as txt tlk! :P
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    Tut tut
    Last edited by voorhees; 9th March 2012 at 19:34.

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    i asked a serious question what GTF ment hence the ? mark
    and i get this ?

    Dear bez101,

    You have received an infraction at Audi-Sport.net.

    Reason: Inappropriate Language


    theres swearing in loads of posts i read every day and i get it for that grow up fgs
    and that means for gods sake

    so when members type cntu and fkuc etc thats ok is it ?

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    Bez I interpreted your post wrongly and hit the button,my apologies

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    well ty

 

 

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