Without doubt, on modern vehicles the B pillar rip/blowout is far more difficult than on older vehicles. Stronger, stiffer construction means that ‘ripping’ or ‘tearing’ your initial relief cut can create problems and delays. When we consider what our aim is, I would always recommend performing a side removal by removing the two doors and the B pillar individually (as detailed above). That said, it is still a valid technique, as we still have older vehicles on the roads. Vehicle Extrication - THE NEXT GENERATION provides a full description, data sheet and FULL LENGTH HD video link to this and many other popular processes and techniques.