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I assembled most of the items needed to remove a tire and attempt a repair on my EQS 450 SUV. With the 5-seat configuration there is plenty of room in the under cargo floor storage compartment to stow all of the tools including a small aluminum 1.5 ton floor jack. My equipment list includes the following items:

1) 1.5 ton aluminum floor jack
2) 25" long Icon breaker bar
3) 6-point 17mm long reach socket
4) Tire repair kit
5) M14x1.5 stainless steel male threaded wheel hangers
6) Tesla air compressor
7) Quinn Digital Torque Adapter
8) Work gloves (not shown)
9) Jack pad adapter (see jacking post)
10) Wheel chock (not shown)

The 25" long breaker bar makes it easy for an old guy like me to remove the lug bolts. I did not want to carry both a breaker bar and a torque wrench so I purchased a digital torque adapter which converts the breaker bar to a torque wrench.

The lug bolts for the EQS SUV are very long and incorporate a captive "ball seat" that mates with the wheels. The digital torque adapter makes it easy to tighten the bolts to 111 foot lbs per the onboard manual instructions.

See separate thread on jacking the EQS SUV at this link:


The only thing that my tool set does not help with is handling the 84 pound tire and wheel. I hope I never have to use this stuff in the field, and if I do, I hope there will be a good samaritan to help.

One loose end on this project is the distance from the rear hatch 12v socket to the front tires is greater than the power cord on the Tesla compressor. I either need to get a 12v socket extension or add an additional accessory socket closer to the front of the car.
 

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Looks like you are as prepared as a AAA service vehicle, Lazarus!
I'm going to ask probably a dumb question. Why, at this price point, should you have to do all this?
Here in Sweden it was explained to me that the tire REPAIR kit that comes with the car fills the flat tire with foam and the small compressor inflates it. No need to carry a spare tire or all the components necessary to change a tire. Hmmm - I wonder if the tire, filled with foam, is toast and not reparable...
Mind you, this is what I have been told. I do not have my targeted MB EQE SUV yet. After I get that, I may have a different opinion.
Right now, I'm driving a Volvo S60 that -- gasp! -- actually came with a spare tire, lug wrench and jack!!
 

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Looks like you are as prepared as a AAA service vehicle, Lazarus!
I'm going to ask probably a dumb question. Why, at this price point, should you have to do all this?
Here in Sweden it was explained to me that the tire REPAIR kit that comes with the car fills the flat tire with foam and the small compressor inflates it. No need to carry a spare tire or all the components necessary to change a tire. Hmmm - I wonder if the tire, filled with foam, is toast and not reparable...
Mind you, this is what I have been told. I do not have my targeted MB EQE SUV yet. After I get that, I may have a different opinion.
Right now, I'm driving a Volvo S60 that -- gasp! -- actually came with a spare tire, lug wrench and jack!!
My SUV was not equipped with the MB air compressor and tire foam. Presumably these items were not deemed necessaty because the SUV was fitted with run flat tires. I realize that the chances of needing the items I have packed in to the under cargo storage compartment is low. But, I still prefer being prepared in case I have a problem with the tires.
 

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Wow - then I fully understand and appreciate why you've gone to this effort.
It's hard to believe that the flagship doesn't come with the tire repair kit, as this is what's coming on the EQE's. But maybe this is just a European (or even Swedish) market thing??
 

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Wow - then I fully understand and appreciate why you've gone to this effort.
It's hard to believe that the flagship doesn't come with the tire repair kit, as this is what's coming on the EQE's. But maybe this is just a European (or even Swedish) market thing??
I purchased the EQS SUV from dealer inventory rather than ordering it. We casually studied the features of the EQS SUV as we looked at several on the lot. We test drove one, we raised and lowered the rear seats in another, we checked out the under cargo storage area in yet a third one. When we saw the air compressor in one of the EQS SUVs we assumed that they were in all of them. The detailed feature lists I looked at do not mention the air compressor. I am assuming that the R66 Extended Mobility Tires are the run flat tires and that this option is mutually exclusive with the air compressor and passenger compartment 12v accessory outlet.
 
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