The Wood wheels, also known as Wooden are a set of unlockable wheels in Mario Kart 7 and in Mario Kart 8.

In Mario Kart 7, they offer good acceleration and handling, but bad 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.


Mario Kart 7

MK7 Wood

The Wood as seen in Mario Kart 7

The Wood wheels makes 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 boost.

Mario Kart 8

They return in Mario Kart 8. 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.


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.