Originally Posted by Kyle Boatright
Help me understand what you're saying here.
The nose wheel pants unlike the mains has a barrier inside, made of glass, that makes the back side into a closed off compartment. Under the wheel pant there is 1/8" hole drilled that needs to be kept open to equalize the pressure in that area/compartment.
Both pictures in this thread that show broken wheel pants, seem to have broken off right where that barrier is.
Probably far fetched but it is possible if some moisture accumulates in there and does not drain, thus turning into an additional mass, could exacerbate the force induced by the shimming.
Might not be describing it well, but if you look at the inside of your nose gear fairing, you will know what I am describing here.
Edit: Looking at the pictures again, it looks like the separation/brake line is fore the barrier by at least a couple of inches.