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I plan to ditch the run flats and replace them with a set of Continental all weather tires. it would be reassuring to have a spare. I saw this compact temporary spare at Tire Rack http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...r&tireModel=Convenience+Spare&partnum=48MD8CS

It does not come with a wheel. Would this tire fit on the stock GLA wheels? Perhaps it would be better to get an even smaller wheel like a 16" if there was a wheel available with the correct bolt pattern.

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No, a compact spare (aka donut tire) tire is designed for a specific narrow rim (4-4 1/5" width) which you would have to find. The offsets and lug pattern for the rim would of course have to work on the GLA.

An alternative would be a Continental ContiComfortKit. There is no guarentee that the sealant would NOT damage the TPS so you are taking a chance on that area
http://www.tirerack.com/accessories/detail.jsp?ID=38
 

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I plan to ditch the run flats and replace them with a set of Continental all weather tires. it would be reassuring to have a spare. I saw this compact temporary spare at Tire Rack http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...r&tireModel=Convenience+Spare&partnum=48MD8CS

It does not come with a wheel. Would this tire fit on the stock GLA wheels? Perhaps it would be better to get an even smaller wheel like a 16" if there was a wheel available with the correct bolt pattern.

Ideas?
No, a compact spare (aka donut tire) tire is designed for a specific narrow rim (4-4 1/5" width) which you would have to find. The offsets and lug pattern for the rim would of course have to work on the GLA.

An alternative would be a Continental ContiComfortKit. There is not guarentee that the sealant would NOT damage the TPS so you are taking a chance on that area
http://www.tirerack.com/accessories/detail.jsp?ID=38


Not sure how your car is equipped, but there's a sub-woofer sitting in my spare tire well.


I got a Slime Compressor kit that includes a compressor and plugs. It's doubtful, I'll ever use the Slime.


In the very rare times I've had a flat, I've simply filled the tire with about 40 lbs of air which has allowed me to easily get to a repair shop at my convenience.


If I ever have a catastrophic failure, I'll call Road Assistance.
 

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I'm pretty sure your local dealer should be able to forward you on to a tire store that will have the available compact spare tire you are looking for.

If the GLA has a compartment or area to hide the tire, take measures of the space and find a tire that will work with your GLA and fit in the tire storage space.
 
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