Kyosho USA-1 Nitro Crusher 4WD

December 29 by Jaap Dienaar

Kyosho’s biggest, most powerful truck is the 1992 4WD 1/8 scale USA-1 Nitro Crusher- source of the hottest speeds, longest run times and most authentic monster roar! It features a flat-pan aluminum chassis, nylon double wishbones, heavy-duty shaft drive, 3 gear differentials,8 oil shocks and more. The technique was based on the Kyosho Burns 1/8th scale offroad Buggy. This monster truck is solid as a tank

The Inferno buggy also spawned the nitro scene’s breakout monster truck, the USA-1. And it wasn’t just a body, wheel, and tire swap; the big rig sprouted four extra shocks, and an extra gear between the engine and center differential made sure the drive train ratio was suitable to spin the truck’s super-sized tires. Since the USA-1 was based on the Burns, that also meant it had .21 power. That seems small compared to today’s bored-out big blocks, but back in the early 90s, it was crazy horsepower—especially when compared to the 540 motors in the electric monsters of the time.

The USA-1 looks really cool. The USA-1 could be bought with no motor, a Kyosho motor, or an O.S. motor from Tower.

Manufacturer: Kyosho
Kit Name: USA-1 Nitro Crusher
Stock Number: KYOC0242
Length: 465mm
Width: 400mm
Height: 300mm
Weight: 3945g(approx.)
Motor: none