Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has the finest kart, tire, and glider setups

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has the finest kart, tire, and glider setups ...

In Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, you will likely choose your favorite character from the roster. However, who you choose and the equipment they use will all affect your overall performance while racing. Here are our top suggestions for kart, tire, and glider combos.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe's best kart, tires, and glider choices

Be aware that your character selection will affect your overall performance before we look at the best karts, tires, and gliders. All of this is dependent on your personal preference and how you want to play.

If you choose a heavier character like Bowser, Donkey Kong, or Wario, you will have lower acceleration, but higher top speed. Lighter drivers like any of the babies, or Toad, are the opposite, with higher acceleration, but a lower top speed.

Biddybuggy, Roller Tires, Cloud Glider

This combo gives you pretty decent acceleration for all other stats. Use this with a heavy character to get them moving quickly.

GLA, Slick Tires, Wario Wing

If you want top speed, this combo provides you with that while also making you a stronger build that is easier to knock around. Beware if you go off track or are hit by opponents.

MKTV Parafoil, Blue Falcon, Azure Roller Tires

With this build, you're getting significant acceleration boosts at a reasonable speed. The Azure Rollers also help boost your handling and traction.

Tanooki Kart, Retro Off-Road Tires, and Super Glider

This set is ideal for anyone who loves to take shortcuts and go off-road. Your traction is fantastic here, with good acceleration and speed. Expect decent handling as well.