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.
Slim Tires from Mario Kart 8
Strong stats Acceleration, Handling (MK7)
Speed, Handling (MK8, MK8D)
Weak stats Speed, Weight, Off-Road (MK7)
Acceleration, Traction (MK8, MK8D)
Appearances Mario Kart 7, Mario Kart 8, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Mario Kart Tour

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

In Mario Kart 7, the Slim tires resemble American white-wall tires with red and silver rims. In terms of their stats, they 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, and unlike the Roller tires, the Slim tires provide a high boost to drift while having one of the lowest mini-turbo and off-road stats.

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 have an appearance different from their appearance in Mario Kart 7, and are available 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 this game. They share stats with the Crimson Slim and the Triforce Tires that come with the The Legend of Zelda × Mario Kart 8 DLC pack.

CPUs tend to only use these tires whenever they are using the Standard Bike; this applies to all medium-sized characters, the lightweight Larry and Wendy, and the heavyweight Link. 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. Additionally, a CPU Waluigi will occasionally pair the Standard Bike with Slim tires.

In Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, the Slim tires have slightly different stats, and while they still have the same stats as the Crimson Slim tires, they now share their stats with the Wood tires instead of the Triforce Tires.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Slim tires return in Mario Kart Tour, where they are used by the Bruiser, Yellow Taxi, Platinum Taxi, Happy Ride, Star-Spangled Flyer, Mach 8, and Landship. On the Bruiser, Yellow Taxi, Platinum Taxi, Happy Ride and Star-Spangled Flyer, they have their Mario Kart 7 appearance, while on the Mach 8 and Landship, they have their Mario Kart 8 appearance. The Mario Kart 7 tires also have two alternate versions; rainbow versions are used by the Party-Wing, and white and gold versions are used by the Grand Badwagon, while the Mario Kart 8 tires have a yellow version used by the Green Double-Decker.

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 8 Deluxe[edit]

  • Ground Speed: +0.25
  • Water Speed: -0.25
  • Air Speed: -0.25
  • Anti-Gravity Speed: +0.5
  • Acceleration: -0.5
  • Weight: 0
  • Ground Handling: +0.25
  • Water Handling: +0.25
  • Air Handling: +0.25
  • Anti-Gravity Handling: 0
  • Traction: -1
  • Mini-Turbo: -0.25


Mario Kart 7[edit]

Mario Kart 8[edit]

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese リングタイヤ
Ringu Taiya
Ring Tire
Chinese 细环窄胎 (Simplified)
細環窄胎 (Traditional)
Xì huán zhǎi tāi
Slim-Ring Narrow Tires
Dutch Klassiek Classic
French Flanc blanc (Mario Kart 7)
Classique (Mario Kart 8)
White Flank
German Retro Retro
Italian Classici Classic
Korean 링타이어
Ring Tire
Portuguese Estreito Slim
Russian Узкие
Spanish Clásico Classic