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235/50/15 or 225/50/15 all around?

I'm looking to get some new r compound rubber for my 86 NA. I have had toyo 888s on my Evo and Wrx and was happy with them (but they are a tad heavy). The 888s are available in a 235/50/15 and the 225. Will the 235 fit up front? I have 7 and 8 Fuchs but I am looking to run 8s all around.
Other option is 225/50/15 kumho v700s. Your thoughts guys?
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I had 225/50r15 Kumho Ecsta AST on my stock 15" PD rims and loved them but it made the car look lower and they did look smaller but handled fine, did one AX last year, swapped to 205/55 16 front, 225/5016 rear rims and tires, (had to do spacers) I did DE with this set up and it feels fine G-fource tires.
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Not sure many folks notice the 10mm ish difference in width between the 225 and 235. Is one size cheaper/lighter than the other? Does your tire guy like "pinching" tires? Not sure i've seen a 235-50-15 offered in the states. Certainly the 225-50-15 is the one we know about here since its a very popular size. Might also consider a 225-45-15 to improve gearing if that size is available to you.
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Toyo recomends their 888 225/50/15 on a 6.0-8.0" rim and the 235 on a 6.5-8.5" so I dont think the 235s will be "pinched" on 8" rim. Im wondering if its worth going 2.6 lbs heavier with the 235 to gain .5" width and .5" in height
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Any more input guys?
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