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is this safe?

I just put a Flowmaster 40's on my truck and i threw a turn down tip on and i think it sounds WAY better than with the long *** tail pipe, but the end of the tip is blowing out the exhaust directly on the rear brake line. The pipe is about a half inch from hitting the brake line, so i waz just wondering if its safe to keep it like that or if it will melt the brake line or cause any damage to it
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hard line or a rubber line?

why not just move the muffler forward, 1/2" doesn't sound good.
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on my 3.0 i turned the turndown to the right slightly to do away with this issue
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i wouldnt leave it there.. ive got tips so ive never had this issue
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its a rubber line, so im gunna go try turning it a little.
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Originally Posted by XxRangerplaya627
its a rubber line, so im gunna go try turning it a little.
If it's a rubber line, it's actually the parking brake cable. The actual brake line is mounted to the axle. It's a "braided" steel line. Melting the parking brake cable could be bad, although it's actually a steel cable in a protective rubber tube, kinda like a bicycle brake line.

If it's less than 3 inches from the parking brake line, I'd highly recommend moving it away to prevent from melting the protective sheath.

EDIT: ALSO, if it's ABOVE the axle, check to make sure the suspension compression won't cause binding with the exhaust. Remember, that suspension compresses a good bit!
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