What I mean is the body of a TRE is larger than the body of the drag link. you will lose lateral clearance with the shock. also, by having a nut below the J-Arm, you may not have enough clearance to run a ubolt flip.
Tie rod end will have the nut on the underside of the j arm which will increase the clearance an lift the new drop link up so that it lines up straighter with the arm on the steering box
Actually, having a nut down there VS having a weld down there will decrease clearance.