good luck getting a decent 3.5-4.5" lift AND decent all terrain tires for under $1100. My 30x9.5r15 firestone destination A/Ts from tirerack.com cost me $720 alone. wouldve been another like $100 on top of that if i had to pay a tire shop to mount them, luckily i have access to the mounting and balancing equipment in auto shop at school.
That said, If you're just planning on light trails and some snow, I would go with a 2" budget boost and a good set of shocks. You can pick up a set of pucks on ebay for around 75 bucks, maybe a little cheaper. You can get a nice set of Bilstein shocks from Kolak for around $300.
Thats what I did, and I have no problem keeping up with my uncle in his JK on 32s.
Reliability is relative