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Old 01-01-2018, 06:47 PM
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We own a 2017 GLC300. My wife periodically makes long trips cross country to visit family. Distance between viable cities which might have a run-flat tire should she have a flat are well outside the 50 mile limit on the run-flat Perelli tires that come with the vehicle. After our first flat tire at 13,800 miles, we were told that all of the tires on the vehicle needed to be replaced. My wife is a conservative driver so we were very surprised. We talked to our Mercedes dealer and they said that 15 - 17K miles is typical for what you should expect to get out of the Perelli Run-flat tires. I was amazed and am not willing to replace tires every 15K. I set out to purchase regular non-runflat tires, a spare tire and spare tire changing kit. I was shocked to learn that in the USA you cannot purchase a spare tire or spare tire changing kit for the GLC300 (you can purchase these items in Europe). After days of research, I discovered that the spare tire and spare tire changing kit for the 2013 / 2014 GLK 350 fit the 2017 GLC 300. I ended up purchasing high end non-runflat Yokohama tires from Discount tire and I purchased the spare tire and changing kit off of eBay. Everything worked quite well and here are the details:

Replacement Tires (Non- runflat): Yokohama YK740 GTX, Size: 235 / 55 R19 105V XL BSW
Replacement Tire Cost: $174.00 per tire + all other Discount Tire fees, Total Tire Cost: $973.23

Spare Tire: 2014 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 17x6 Spare Wheel Rim Vredestein Tire OEM ( 362079764662 )
Spare Tire Cost: $232.69

Emergency Jack / Tool Kit with Compressor: Mercedes X204 GLK350 2014 ( 263167329298 )
Emergency Jack / Took Kit w/ Compressor Cost: $165.00

Total Cost: 1 Spare Tire: $ 232.69
4 Tires: $ 973.23
Jack kit: $ 165.00
$1,370.92



Picture of Spare tire and changing kit together in back of GLC300 where they normally go under the existing cover.


Closeup of spare tire purchased form eBay.


Closeup of Jack / Changing kit with Compressor purchased from eBay with cover closed.


Closeup of Jack / Changing kit with Compressor purchased from eBay with cover open
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Very nice. Our 2017 "18 runflats are toast at 15K miles. No good replacement options but to keep buying the same crappy tire. I think I'm going to go this route as well.

How did you verify the proper spare to purchase? Just curious, the 18" version is probably the same but I'd need to research and verify that.

From what you can tell is there anything special about the inflator kit? We already have a nice one and I'd prefer to just buy a jack and lug wrench.

Thanks for posting this!

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... I purchased the spare tire and changing kit off of eBay. Everything worked quite well ...
Sabre: I wasn't originally going to get a spare when I replaced the run-flats with Michelins because I haven't had a flat in over 20 years and various Michelin warranties say they'll tow the car to a dealer if it does happens, but inspired by your post I thought it cheap enough back up insurance to follow your lead. Found mine on eBay for $124.50 including shipping. Got it today and pleasantly surprised to find the salvage yard also sent the the compressor. Quite pleased and I thank you.

I put it in the back exactly as shown in your photos but I do have a question: Do you have a way of securing it, other than placing one edge under the flange at the top? I'd like to find an easy way to bolt it down rather than relying on gravity to hold it in place. Thanks
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Sabre: I wasn't originally going to get a spare when I replaced the run-flats with Michelins because I haven't had a flat in over 20 years and various Michelin warranties say they'll tow the car to a dealer if it does happens, but inspired by your post I thought it cheap enough back up insurance to follow your lead. Found mine on eBay for $124.50 including shipping. Got it today and pleasantly surprised to find the salvage yard also sent the the compressor. Quite pleased and I thank you.

I put it in the back exactly as shown in your photos but I do have a question: Do you have a way of securing it, other than placing one edge under the flange at the top? I'd like to find an easy way to bolt it down rather than relying on gravity to hold it in place. Thanks
Hi ChinaBob
I was just wondering if the spare tire kit and the jack kit fits in the under compartment in the trunk for the GLC300 in the USA?
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I was just wondering if the spare tire kit and the jack kit fits in the under compartment in the trunk for the GLC300 in the USA?
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The spare fits just fine, as well as the inflator with it. I did not get a jack so I can't comment about it.
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thank you for this post! any idea if this would work for a 2018 glc300?
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anyone know of any spare tire kit that would fit a 2018 GLC300 18" wheels. my runflats crapped out at 14K miles :-(
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I have 19" wheels, anyone know what specs spare tire would work? are there any older MB spares I could use? we have a local junkyard and I may be able to find one. thanks!
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anyone know of any spare tire kit that would fit a 2018 GLC300 18" wheels. my runflats crapped out at 14K miles :-(
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Mine is a 2019 and I got a tire on Ebay and a jack kit with air compressor also found on ebay. Total cost for these was tire with bolts $130 and jack kit was $90. I used the "best-offer" feature on both items and got them below the asking prices.



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thank you so much for taking the time to send this. your rear well looks ways bigger than mine! i have a 2018 GLC300, i looked in there & there isnt much in there but no way would a spare anything fit. guess im screwed. :-(
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thank you so much for taking the time to send this. your rear well looks ways bigger than mine! i have a 2018 GLC300, i looked in there & there isnt much in there but no way would a spare anything fit. guess im screwed. :-(
Believe me I thought the exact same thing when I first saw the spare tire, that there was no way possible it would fit in but after a firm downward push it did. The fiber material that is used here is very soft and pliable, I was going to cut a section of it out but gave it a good shove and the fiber trunk liner gave way and let the tire sink in. That fiber material trunk liner is sort of like an egg-carton and has some upward shapes and forms that are totally hollow and compressed easily going flat enough to let the tire seat itself in.
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The spare tire kit I ordered off ebay from a salvage yard arrived today and after some alteration to the styrofoam holder with a saw I was able to get it into a spot in the trunk.





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