Slim (tire)

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This article is about the tires from Mario Kart 7. For other uses of the name "Slim", see Slim.
Strong stats Acceleration, Handling (MK7)
Speed, Handling (MK8)
Weak stats Speed, Weight, Off-Road (MK7)
Acceleration, Traction (MK8)
Appearances Mario Kart 7, Mario Kart 8

The Slim tires are a set of unlockable tires in Mario Kart 7, while being available by default in Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.


Mario Kart 7[edit]

The Slim tire, as it appears in Mario Kart 7.

The Slim tires are, in a way, a less extreme version of the Roller tires. They provide a small boost to acceleration and a better one to handling (tied with the Wood and the Mushroom tires) while hindering speed, weight and off-road. The Slim, Wood, and Roller tires are also the only tires to offer a positive sea handling boost, but the Slim tires do not affect the sea speed stat.

Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

Artwork of Luigi, with the Slim tires equipped onto his Mach 8.

The Slim tires return in Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, where they look slightly different from their appearance in Mario Kart 7 and are available right from the start. Their stat distribution is also different from Mario Kart 7 in that they boost speed and handling at the expense of some acceleration and traction. There is a variant of the Slim tires called the Crimson Slim tires that also appear in Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. They share stats with the Crimson Slim and the Triforce Tires that come with the The Legend of Zelda × Mario Kart 8 DLC pack.

CPU players tend to only use these tires whenever they are using the Standard Bike. However, a CPU-controlled Luigi will also use these tires alongside the Mach 8 kart body. Likewise, a CPU-controlled Mario will use these tires whenever he is using the Comet bike body.

Stat boosts[edit]

Mario Kart 7[edit]

  • Speed: -0.25
  • Sea Speed: 0
  • Air Speed: 0
  • Acceleration: +0.25
  • Weight: -0.25
  • Handling: +1.25
  • Sea Handling: +1.25
  • Air Handling: 0
  • Off-Road: -1.25
  • Mini-Turbo: -1
  • Stability: +1
  • Drift: +1

Mario Kart 8[edit]

  • Ground Speed: +0.25
  • Water Speed: -0.25
  • Air Speed: +0.25
  • Anti-Gravity Speed: +0.25
  • Acceleration: -0.25
  • Weight: 0
  • Ground Handling: +0.25
  • Water Handling: +0.25
  • Air Handling: +0.25
  • Anti-Gravity Handling: +0.25
  • Traction: -0.5
  • Mini-Turbo: -0.25


Mario Kart 7[edit]

Mario Kart 8[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese リングタイヤ Ring Tires
Spanish Clásico Classic
French Flanc blanc (Mario Kart 7)
Classique (Mario Kart 8)
White Flank
Dutch Klassiek Classic
German Retro Retro
Italian Classici Classic
Portuguese Estreito Slim