I do alot of road driving too, and i have found that even with it off there isnt much of a difference...a little more body roll and a pinch more understeer, but for the softer ride and more articulation....well worth it!
its not that big of a deal to me. i can handle the bumpiness. i went from a lowrider to this ranger and its a big differnece in the ride. my other one bounced around a lot this one is just rough. i would much rather have this one.