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What size rim did you get? I traded my GLC for a GLE just to get a spare. My daughter still has her GLC. I had her put standard tires last time and have been trying to find a spare that would fit under the floor board and fit the car. I believe her rims are 17inch.
 

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What size rim did you get? I traded my GLC for a GLE just to get a spare. My daughter still has her GLC. I had her put standard tires last time and have been trying to find a spare that would fit under the floor board and fit the car. I believe her rims are 17inch.
19" rim with a space saver tire. The tire is compressed, but expands to full size when inflated. Also need a compact compressor to inflate the tire
 

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19" rim with a space saver tire. The tire is compressed, but expands to full size when inflated. Also need a compact compressor to inflate the tire
That's great to hear. I have just purchased non-run-flats for my 2016 GLC300, and want to purchase space saver spare tire. How did you specify the spare tire to make sure bolt pattern matches and there is no interference with brake disc? Will be great if you can post the complete specification for space saver spare tire that you purchased. Thanks..
 

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I made a mistake , my rim size was 18". In the pictures below you can see the tire compressed, the inflator, and the bag containing the jack, lug nuts, and lug nut tire iron. Also you can see the tire size in one of the pictures.
I got the tire on e-bay, I made a low ball offer and it was accepted. I bought the jack , tire iron, and the lug nut rods from MB, the lug nut size is M14 1.5 23 mm . I inflated the tire and replaced the right front tire with the spare. I drove the car and there was no interference with rotors front or rear. Hope this helps 12E40805-AD97-4DBF-A101-69B0BCE445FF.jpeg 1BF41A23-B319-4D97-A378-9259CA1F19FD.jpeg 6B95AED3-A10D-4BF2-AD4E-E6E8E0DD1367.jpeg 614CAEA5-A988-48D0-BCBC-46533E643EB0.jpeg
 

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Hi, Thanks for sharing and photos. Can you list any part numbers or stamped info that is on the steel rim ? Info like part, offset etc.
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Probably need the eBay listing, if you did not mind. I find many space saver listings. it would be nice to compare the listings to what you purchased.
 

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New member here, wanted to chime in. I happen to stumble upon this forum after doing a Google search on the GLC300 Tire problem. The search did show a good amount of reported issues regarding this topic. I was expecting to see more on this forum besides the 4 posted above (unless I'm looking in the wrong place). Around 9,500 miles I started noticing a vibration that was noticeable in the brake pedal. As time went on, it became increasingly worse. Extremely noticeable in the steering wheel. I was driving home from vacation at the beach and I had a hard time controlling the car at highway speeds. I knew I had an appointment with my Mercedes dealer in two days for my 10K Service A. In 2 weeks it will be my 1 year anniversary with my GLC with 10,400 miles. While at my service appointment, I explained exactly what I was experiencing and told them the car is not safe to drive. After inspecting, they said the tires are shot and need to be replaced, they stated they were "Feathering". I had never heard that term before, but I have been reading a lot about it. My advisor told me the Pirelli Scorpion's are junk and they do not recommend using them as my replacement tire. They quoted me a price using Continentals or Michelin's. Well at 10K miles and under 1 year of ownership, I SHOULD NOT BE BUYING TIRES. I did not replace the tires yet, I wanted to do a little digging and research, PLUS, I don't have an extra $1400 on hand.
My 4th Mercedes, I really don't want it to be my last.

A couple of questions:

Is it true you have to put on or use MB approved tires?

Anytime I have bought a car (I've bought a lot too), there was always a tire warranty booklet in the packet of documents, there is none for the Pirelli's, should there have been or are they not warranted?

If Pirelli does not stand behind their product, does Mercedes stand behind theirs?

Any recommendations for replacement tires...

FYI, I did open up a ticket with MBUSA this afternoon, I actually did this because the vehicle is unsafe to use, so if something should happen, I wanted it on record.


One more question...

Do I have the option of NOT replacing Run Flat tires with standard tires? It's not leased, financed.
I have the same problem. 2020 GLC 300. I was told by Mercedes there isn't anything they can do. Shouldn't there be a warranty on these tires. To at least pay for some of the cost.
I also do not have any paper work on the tires with my paperwork.
 

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I was told by the dealer you would need to replace the tire, not 100% sure
I just bought my 2019 GLC 300 SUV the other day. The tires brand that's on it is Continental Crosscontact LX Sport. This is the first time I ever had run flat tires. I understand the concept of how run flat tires work. The question I have is that if you have a nail in it, can the service shop service the tire like the do with normal tires where they remove the nail and patch up the hole? Or does the tire have to be replaced?
I had a nail on one of my tires. It was complex flat when I noticed it the following morning. I inflated it and took it into Costco tire center and they were able to patch it up.
My 2019 GLC300 is a little over 2 years old with over 11k miles on it. To be honest, I haven’t encounter the problems that I’ve read here. When I took it into Mercedes service center for annual maintenance, everything got a clean bill of health. I then take it a local European service center for a 4 wheel alignment. As part of their service, they checked everything again including tires and again, gave a clean bill of health.
 

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My GLC needed new tire about 24k miles and I was shocked since my Lexus could take me 40-45k on a set of great tires. I was told Pirelli tires are made from a softer composite to give the car a smoother ride, which is aka - put the cheap tires on the Mercedes GLC and don't tell the customer.
 

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Recommend Michelin Crossclimate SUV non runflat.
I got the Crossclimate SUV on my Mercedes GLK 220d 4matic. Drove 2 winters and 2 summers, thru snow, slush, wet, dry, scorching heat you name it. Outstanding performance in all conditions. And the biggest surprise was how comfortable they are. My wife noticed that immediately, said it felt like I did something to upgrade the suspension. They are also very quiet. In fact more quiet and comfortable than the Goodyear Efficient Grip I used as summer and Nokian WR3 SUV for winter.
Once the current Bridgestone Dueler runflat on my GLC 220d are dead I will replace them with the Crossclimate. Highly recommended
 
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