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Jan 04

Where’s the Boron?

Extrication Training

There is a lot of confusion out there regarding Advanced or Ultra High Strength Steels… Many vehicles that are promoted as having UHSS, do not, and many more are depicted as having UHSS in locations that they in fact do not…. Below I have listed most of the vehicles in North America that have Boron and / or the heaviest duty components… 

These listed vehicles have the strongest steels… There are many other vehicles that are equipped with medium duty steels but these steels will typically not challenge modern hydraulic rescue tools.

Keep an eye out for my article that uncovers “The Truth About Advanced Steels And The Rescuer”

Here’s a video of REAL Boron being cut!  We Shot this video during our advanced steel research project last year.

Take Care & Be Safe!

Ford:
– Taurus (2010 and newer)
– Fiesta (Any)

Subaru:
– WRX STi (2004 or newer)
– Forester (2008 or newer)

Volvo:
– XC90 (2002 or newer)
– C70 / Convertible (2009 or newer)

BMW:
– X5 (2008 or newer)
– X6 (2008 or newer)
– 6 Series / 2 Door Coupe only (2011 – 2013)
– 1 Series 2008 or newer
– 3 Series / convertibles only (2007 or newer)
– M3 / Convertible only (2008 or newer)
– X5 (2007 or newer)
– X6 (2008 or newer)

VW:
– Touareg (2007 to 2010)

Audi:
– A5 / 2 door Coupe (2007 or newer)
– Q5 (2008 or newer)
– A4 (2008 or newer)
– Q5 (2008 or newer)
– Q5 Hybrid (Any year)
– Q7 (2006 or newer)
– RS5 (2010 or newer)
– S4 4 / door sedan (2009 or newer)
– S5 (any year)
– S8 (2011 or newer)
 

Mercedes Benz:
– SLK Class / Convertible (2006 to 2011)
– S Class – (2009 or newer)
– SL Class Convertible – (2012 or newer)
– GLK Class (2008 or newer)
– CLS Class (2011 or Newer )
– C Class (2007 or newer)

Porsche:
– Boxster (2012 or newer)

Chrysler:
– Town Country / short or long wheelbase / Not Basic Version (2004 or Newer) 

Dodge:
– Caravan 5 Door (2003 or Newer)
– Grand Caravan (2003 or newer)
Land Rover:
– LR3 (2004 or newer)
– LR4 (2009 or newer)

Lexus:
– GS (2012 or newer)
– GS Hybrid (2012 or Newer)
– IS C (2009 or Newer)
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Mercedes:
– C Class (2007 or newer)
– CL Class (2007 or newer)
– E Class (2009 or newer)
– GLK Class (any Year)
– S Class (2009 or newer)
– SLK Class (2007 or newer)

Mini:
– Countryman (2010 or newer)

Saab:
– 9-3 (convertible) 2007 to 2012

Volvo:
– C30-T5 (2009 or newer)
– XC90 (2007 or Newer