Originally Posted by Kubla
Having the exhaust pipes stick out like that is a very bad idea and is illegal, mirrors are exempt from width laws, the exhaust pipe is not, and you will hit them on something, like the car next to you. If you want big chrome tips sticking out, run the exhaust out the back end of the bus. Also there is a reason that the exhaust on a passenger vehicle goes all the way to the back, if you drive with windows behind the exhaust open, you will get fumes into the bus while you are driving, not a good thing
We plan to extend them to the roof eventually because we like the amount of space we opened up in the back to hold some tanks &storage. Before we put the muffler on they didn't stick out, but we threw it on there to make it legal soundwise. I will look up the laws for NY to see what they say about the distance, all I have read so far is very vague. The tips are to divert the draft by the way, thinking back pressure would slow us down. Wouldn't really need that in the back. Thanks for the input though.