Ways to NOT Increase Horsepower – Idiotic Mods

We all know there’s lots of different ways to increase horsepower on your car and there are about 10 billion blog posts and instructional videos to tell you how to do that. This blog post describes ways to not increase horsepower and potentially ruin your vehicle at the same time.

Homemade Racing Stripes and Racing Stickers

“Dope ride brah!” That’s what your friend would say in high school when you pulled up to band camp in a 1990 Ford Tempo with spray-painted racing stripes down the middle. Even back then they were ****ing with you. If anyone says that to you today… well you need to stop hanging out in those areas.


Fart Can Exhaust

Gives you an extra 5 horsepower – guaranteed. Have you ever seen the whistle tip video? Well that tin piece of **** you just slapped to the back of your mom’s Camry is just about as cool.

Underglow Lights

Now I don’t want to be distasteful here but… Paul Walker is dead. And so is the age of neon lights being cool on your car. Unless you would like to be in a high speed robbery of an 18-wheeler in an easily identified vehicle, you should leave these on the shelves at Best Buy – because that’s where they come from and you know it.


Gigantic Dumbass Spoiler

Most aftermarket and nearly all OEM rear spoilers/wings provide little or no downforce. They are appearance items and if anything just add drag. How’s the rear visibility going?




Strap-On Hood Scoop

Ummm… a real hood scoop, strangely enough, takes cool, denser air into the engine compartment to help the engine breathe more efficiently and increase power. A strap-on hood scoop, is a plastic lunch tray taped to the bonnet of a car. It does not send air to the engine… although it may add up to 200 horsepower. Uh.

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Phat Rims

Ok, some aftermarket wheels are designed to be lighter so your car has more power-to-weight. But these aren’t…