Sorry... but I don't see the proof of that...The reason not to is that it has been known to cause ball joint failure when disconnected b/c of the added flex
3" Toytech lift... no wonderMy ball joints failed on my 02 but they were recalled so now they are fresh. Watch out for it, rebuilt98 is right.
It's more then just the actual travel... Try twisting that sway bar and see how much resistance you get (you better be fawkin' superman )... There's no way to dampen or minimize that resistance... and it will add to the spring rate of the coils... Only in a bad way on uneven terrain... causing more resistance to the compression and droop of the CO...No matter what you hear just keep the damn sway bar on there. It serves a purpose. It only gives you like half an inch more of travel disconnected anyway.
Here's the deal... the sway bar limits the suspension travel by making it stiffer when articulating the suspension... Removing the sway bar does not change the window of travel that is designed into the suspension... Unless you use a top load spacer or extended CO's... Bump stops and the CO's are what is the limiting factor...why does everyone else take them off or disconnect them then?