What's The Dumbest Thing You've Done For Speed?

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Here at Jalopnik World Headquarters, we're pretty familiar with stupid. Desperation breeds bad ideas, and if you love speed, chances are you've made your share of moronic calls. What's the dumbest thing you've done to make a car go faster?

Stupid is as stupid does. Ever set a race car on fire by cramming too much tire underneath it? (Been there.) Ever build a LeMons car out of an overly complex, doomed-to-fail supercar just because it had twelve cylinders? (Ditto.) If you haven't cocked things up in the name of cranking the speedo needle off the dial, then you're probably not trying. We know you're out there, and we know you've blown up way more machinery than we have, all because you Just Weren't Going Fast Enough.

If you're still here, then it couldn't have been that bad. Dumber things will happen, and they will probably happen to you. And us. But the question remains: To date, what's the dumbest thing you've done for more speed?


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Jonathan Harper

turned off the AC...

...not that dumb I guess.

Best I got tho.