I hear what you're saying totally, but his setup is/will be exactly mine. 37s, jk44 with Reid knuckles, and probably a slightly smaller diameter tie rod than mine, and good driving equals zero to negligible tie rod interference...point the tires at the biggest obstacles on the trail and I have nothing to worry about.
Reid has already done the work, so its guaranteed there are no geometrical issues.
While the pic may not show it well, this was an "impassable" obstacle loaded with really big boulders and one big undercut shelf. If something was going to get in the way of the tie rod, it would have happened here.
Edit - sorry that was the wrong pic...here it is
I understand making a plan of action and doing it right, but there's a fine line between that and over thinking something that's really not all that difficult to begin with. The setup works, it really does, and requires little thought and effort.
I'd spend more time focusing on the lower control arm brackets and rear lower shock mounts than the tie rod, after throwing on Ried knuckles.