"Lifting" My 2011 FX4 Without a Lift Kit?
I have a 2011 FX-4 with 20" rims and stock Pirelli Scorpion tires. Hitting about 40K on the odometer, coupled with some poor traction in this latest snow storm, I found that I need to replace the tires. While I would like to say I do, I don't do any offroading. Mostly local driving/commuting and the occasional trip.
With that background said, I would like to beef up the look a bit, bigger tires and maybe a bit of lift - a few inches is enough. A friend who also owns a F150 suggested Terra Grappler tires as a starting point. Better in the snow and a more rugged appearance.
Here is my simplistic question: What is the most economical way to get a better look and lift on this truck. Is it possible to just buy new tires and get some lift out of those? Would I need new shocks to make that happen or a lift kit?
If I have to put $750-$1,000 into new tires anyway, now would be a good time to leverage that and play a bit.
I am a bit of a truck noob and appreciate any advice you can offer.