Mechanically, the Honcho overlapped the brand-new wider-track Dana 44 shafts with the Cherokee Chief. And like the Chief, the Honcho had gigantic barrier shapes. To increase ground clearance and off-road ability, the Honcho steered on 15-by-8.0-inch wheels covered around gigantic 31-inch-tall 10-15 tires, with styles varying over the truck’s years in act.
Some of the uncommon and most coveted Honcho are the ones with the fiberglass Sportside (Stepside) merchandise supplied. There reportedly were fewer than 1300 of these trucks made in the early 1980s and the air-conditioned ones were optioned with bed mounted spin bars as well as brush defenders and off-road lights.