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Slick
SlickTiresMK8
The Slick tires, as they appear in Mario Kart 8.
Type Wheel
First appearance Mario Kart 7 (2011)
Total appearances Mario Kart 7
Mario Kart 8
Advantages MK7: Speed, Weight
MK8: Speed, Weight
Disadvantages MK7: Acceleration, Handling, Off-Road
MK8: Acceleration, Traction


The Slick tires are a set of unlockable wheels in Mario Kart 7 and in Mario Kart 8. In both of the games, they excel in speed and weight:  in Mario Kart 7, they hinder in acceleration, handling, and off-road; in Mario Kart 8, they hinder in acceleration, and traction. Its stats are identical with the Cyber Slick.

History

Mario Kart 7

The Slick tires makes its first appearance in Mario Kart 7. In this game, they appear as thick black tires.

They are tied with Gold Tires for the strongest speed boost and also the lowest off-road boost. They are tied with Gold Tires, Monster and Red Monster for the lowest handling.

Mario Kart 8

They return in Mario Kart 8, having an updated appearance from the previous installment. Major changes on the design of the tires are made; they now have green lines circling around the white disk, and the series logo is printed on it.

A variant of the Slick, called the Cyber Slick, aslo appears in Mario Kart 8, where they share the same stats.

Statistics

Mario Kart 7

Stat Name Stat Value
Speed +1
Acceleration -0.25
Weight +0.25
Handling -1.25
Off-Road -2.5

Mario Kart 8

Stat Name Stat Value
Speed +0.5
Acceleration -0.25
Weight +0.25
Handling 0
Traction -1


Mario Kart 8 vehicle parts
Bodies Karts Standard KartPipe FrameMach 8Steel DriverCat CruiserCircuit SpecialTri-SpeederBadwagonPrancerBiddybuggyLandshipSneekerSports CoupeGold StandardGLAW 25 Silver Arrow300 SL RoadsterBlue FalconTanooki KartB DasherStreetleP-Wing
Bikes Standard BikeCometSport BikeThe DukeFlame RiderVarmintMr. ScootyJet BikeYoshi BikeMaster CycleCity Tripper
ATVs Standard ATVWild WigglerTeddy BuggyBone Rattler
Wheels StandardMonsterRollerSlimSlickMetalButtonOff-RoadSpongeWoodCushionBlue StandardHot MonsterAzure RollerCrimson SlimCyber SlickRetro Off-RoadGold TiresGLA TiresTriforce TiresLeaf Tires
Gliders Super GliderCloud GliderWario WingWaddle WingPeach ParasolParachuteParafoilFlower GliderBowser KitePlane GliderMKTV ParafoilGold GliderHylian KitePaper Glider

Trivia

This is one of the 3 tires that are mostly used for getting in to the top 10 Records for time trials. the other 2 are Gold Tires, and Cyber Slick

This is most likely for it's remarkable speed

Combining this with the Pipe Frame kart body (no matter the glider) makes for first ever kart in Mario Kart history.

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