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The Wood wheels, also known as Wooden in Europe and Wood Ring (ウッドリング) in Japan are a set of unlockable wheels in Mario Kart 7, Mario Kart 8, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

In Mario Kart 7, they offer good acceleration and handling, but lousy speed and weight.

In Mario Kart 8, they give an advantage in acceleration and traction, but a disadvantage in speed, weight, and handling. Its stats are identical with the Sponge and Cushion tires.

History

Mario Kart 7

MK7 Wood

The Wood as seen in Mario Kart 7

The Wood wheels make its first appearance in Mario Kart 7. They provide a good boost to acceleration and a better one to handling, but their speed and weight are hindered.

Additionally, the Wood tires are the only set of tires to offer a handling boost, but no off-road lift.

Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe

They return in Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. This time though, they look more like wagon wheels, similar to the tires used for the Heart Coach and Bloom Coach from Mario Kart: Double Dash!! and the Daytripper from Mario Kart Wii.

A CPU-controlled Bowser or Koopaling will occasionally use this wheel, paired with the Landship.

Statistics

Mario Kart 7

Stat Name Stat Value
Speed -0.5
Acceleration +0.5
Weight -0.5
Handling +1.25
Off-Road 0

Mario Kart 8

Stat Name Stat Value
Speed -0.25
Acceleration +0.25
Weight -0.25
Handling -0.25
Traction +0.5
Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe vehicle parts
Bodies Karts Standard KartPipe FrameMach 8Steel DriverCat CruiserCircuit SpecialTri-SpeederBadwagonPrancerBiddybuggyLandshipSneekerSports CoupeGold StandardGLA+ • W 25 Silver Arrow+ • 300 SL Roadster+ • Blue Falcon+ • Tanooki Kart+ • B Dasher+ • Streetle+ • P-Wing+ • Koopa Clown*
Bikes Standard BikeCometSport BikeThe DukeFlame RiderVarmintMr. ScootyJet BikeYoshi BikeMaster Cycle+ • City Tripper+
ATVs Standard ATVWild WigglerTeddy BuggyBone Rattler+ • Splat Buggy* • Inkstriker*
Wheels StandardMonsterRollerSlimSlickMetalButtonOff-RoadSpongeWoodCushionBlue StandardHot MonsterAzure RollerCrimson SlimCyber SlickRetro Off-RoadGold TiresGLA Tires+ • Triforce Tires+ • Leaf Tires+
Gliders Super GliderCloud GliderWario WingWaddle WingPeach ParasolParachuteParafoilFlower GliderBowser KitePlane GliderMKTV ParafoilGold GliderHylian Kite+ • Paper Glider+
+ - denotes DLC. • * - denotes exclusivity to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.