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Was thinking of getting a spare wheel for my GLC 43 and have found a new steel space saver in a bag on e-bay for £160. Looks a good price and was just wondering what everyone else was doing? Only want it for long journeys in case of an emergency or if I do get a puncture locally I can take the wheel off and get it repaired (hate tyre fitters jacking my car up and putting wheels on and off with air tools)
Was also thinking of tyre insurance but that's another question...
 

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Just bought a space saver and toolkit for my GLC. Fits under the floor without much of an issue, contrary to what I've heard elsewhere.

Would probably use Merc Assist as a priority but I can't see how they're going to be much help at 4am when you're heading to an airport or similar.
Can't imagine they'd have a spare with them, and can't see there being many tyre shops open at that time if night to take me to.

Basically I now have belt and braces!
 

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Just bought a space saver and toolkit for my GLC. Fits under the floor without much of an issue, contrary to what I've heard elsewhere.

Would probably use Merc Assist as a priority but I can't see how they're going to be much help at 4am when you're heading to an airport or similar.
Can't imagine they'd have a spare with them, and can't see there being many tyre shops open at that time if night to take me to.

Basically I now have belt and braces!
can you provide info on where it was purchased? Is it new from MB? Sadly this doesn't seem to be available in the US
 

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can you provide info on where it was purchased? Is it new from MB? Sadly this doesn't seem to be available in the US
This was was what i got:

MERCEDES-GLC-2015-2018-SPACE-SAVER-STEEL-SPARE-WHEEL-19-COVER-BAG

Test-fitted it at the back yesterday and fits fine.
Have a feeling the bigger brakes may prevent it fitting at the front - so in the event of a front puncture would have to move a good tyre from the back first, and fit the space saver to the back.

Under the boot floor, I didn't like that it was partially resting on the fuse box, so made a little wooden support to take the weight.
Also, cut away a small part of the plastic underfloor molding that was protruding upwards for no apparent reason - Tyre now pushes right into the corner.
And finally, I also let a bit (not much) of air out of the tyre to make it a few mm less bulky. The inflator will have back up to pressure in no time if needed.

Boot floor now folds flat and clicks into place.
 

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I dont understand why MB have not just, moved the fusebox a bit and fixed this issue, it would be very easy for them to do?

Thanks for confirming this ebay solution, I was considering this spare but I have now installed a subwoofer under the floor and it is proving useful having it out of the way.
 

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How many punctures do people have? If it won’t fit the front wheel either, a changeover won’t exactly be F1!
 

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Would have thought it would be an issue on 43 as it has different wheels.
 

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How many punctures do people have? If it won’t fit the front wheel either, a changeover won’t exactly be F1!
I get 3 or 4 punctures a year on average. All repairable.

Thing is, regardless of the fit, I'd never put a space saver on the front if I could get away with it anyway. Steering could be very interesting with massively different grip on each side.
 

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That seems a lot of punctures, do you do a high mileage?

It's years since I had a puncture, (need to touch wood now!)
 

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Not particularly high mileage, about 20k a year across 3 vehicles (car, van and bike). Live out in the sticks and pick up all sorts of crap in the tyres. Strangely always the rear.. and usually the passenger side - so the one that's running in the dirt at the side of the road.
 
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