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Stock rims are 16"X7" wide. A 285/75r16 tyre is over 33" tall and 11.5" wide. Most (all) tyre manufactures recommend a minimum 8" wide rim for that size. You can just squeeze it on the stock rim but be aware that you run the risk of 'pinching' the tyre on the rim. This could cause a doughnut like effect and cause improper tread contact and tyre wear if you drive on the road alot, off road, it doesn't matter. One of the nice things about stock Range Rover wheels is they have a nice wide safety bead edge so it will be hard (but not impossible) to drive the tyre off the bead.
With a little trimming the tyres will fit with a 2" lift but the width will cause issues with the steering and articulation. You could use wheel spacers but then you will need to get serious with the sawsall.
Lot's of folks have run 285/75r16 on classics. Another option is a 255/85r16 tyre, also a 33" tall tyre but only 10.5" wide so it will fit the wheel correctly and cause less issues with the lift. Both sizes have their place.
Hope this helps.
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