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Tyspeed BMW M2 Race Car With ARC-8R Forged Wheels

Article | 08/20/2019 by Tom Maloney

The Tyspeed team has been running our 18” FL-5 flow formed wheels on their BMW M2 race car for a few seasons now. After claiming the title of BMW CCA Club Racing’s North Atlantic 2018 Regional Champion (B Modified), along with participating in numerous Time Attack events in preparation for the biggest event of Tyler’s career, the 2019 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, I think it is safe to say that our wheels have been put to the test.

Tyler and his team are always chasing the bleeding edge of performance, and APEX has been right by their side with an identical goal in mind. Armed with our new forged wheel line up, APEX is proud to support their efforts to get to the next level of performance. Tyspeed is first to receive a set of our all-new polished 18” ARC-8R forged wheels, in a wide 18×10.5” ET40 rotatable square configuration.

These forged wheels clear the massive Stoptech 6 piston 380mm brakes mounted on the M2 race car with ease, and with an impressive 1,800 lbs load rating, they will provide more than enough strength and durability to keep up with the grueling demands set forth by Tyler and his team.

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Car Details:

2017 BMW M2 Club Racer 3,000 LBS Dry, No Driver Power Rating : 505 whp/ 540Ft/Lbs Torque BMW CCA B-Modified NASA GTS-U

BMW F87 M2 with 18" ARC-8R in Polished
BMW F87 M2 with 18" ARC-8R in Polished
BMW F87 M2 with 18" ARC-8R in Polished
BMW F87 M2 with 18" ARC-8R in Polished
BMW F87 M2 with 18" ARC-8R in Polished
BMW F87 M2 with 18" ARC-8R in Polished
BMW F87 M2 with 18" ARC-8R in Polished
BMW F87 M2 with 18" ARC-8R in Polished
BMW F87 M2 with 18" ARC-8R in Polished
BMW F87 M2 with 18" ARC-8R in Polished
BMW F87 M2 with 18" ARC-8R in Polished
BMW F87 M2 with 18" ARC-8R in Polished
BMW F87 M2 with 18" ARC-8R in Polished
BMW F87 M2 with 18" ARC-8R in Polished
BMW F87 M2 with 18" ARC-8R in Polished
BMW F87 M2 with 18" ARC-8R in Polished
BMW F87 M2 with 18" ARC-8R in Polished
BMW F87 M2 with 18" ARC-8R in Polished
BMW F87 M2 with 18" ARC-8R in Polished
BMW F87 M2 with 18" ARC-8R in Polished
BMW F87 M2 with 18" ARC-8R in Polished
BMW F87 M2 with 18" ARC-8R in Polished
BMW F87 M2 with 18" ARC-8R in Polished
BMW F87 M2 with 18" ARC-8R in Polished
BMW F87 M2 with 18" ARC-8R in Polished
BMW F87 M2 with 18" ARC-8R in Polished
BMW F87 M2 with 18" ARC-8R in Polished
BMW F87 M2 with 18" ARC-8R in Polished
BMW F87 M2 with 18" ARC-8R in Polished
BMW F87 M2 with 18" ARC-8R in Polished

Photos & Video by Silver Style Pictures

Wheel Setup

18×10.5″ ET40 ARC-8R Forged Wheels in Polished Finish 295/35/R18 Toyo Proxes RR (DOT Compound) Bimmerworld Premium Race Stud Kit 25mm front spacers

Body, Chassis & Interior

Completely stripped interior Tyspeed Composite Doors, Hood, and Deck lid assembly w/ factory mounting RKP Carbon 2×2 Roof From IND Distribution Club Race Spec Roll Cage-Fabricated In house BMW M235IR Carbon Floor pan inserts / 1pc Center console Custom Carbon Door panels/Rear bulkhead/interior trimmings 13 Ecu’s Removed, wiring harness thinned, operational I-drive + Drive dynamics + Functional HVAC/Defrost Sparco Circuit II Seat + Sparco Clubsport Belts KMP Drivetrains F8x Paddle Shift wheel w/ Quick Release + DSC Buttons AIM MXG Data System W/ Smarty Cam HD From Krause + Associates Beta F8x Protocol For CAN BUS Ultrashield Lexan Windshield (custom Cut) Lexan Side windows Longacre Wide View Mirror AJ Hartman Aero Apex 12 Dual Element Rear wing w/ custom CNC machined swan neck uprights Dual Stage Rear Diffuser System + Flat Floor Panel From AJ Hartman Aero AJ Hartman Aero C5 Corvette Front Canards (custom cut) Motorola Digital Long track radio communication system RKP Carbon GP front lip w/ AJ Hartman Aero Custom Splitter w/ tunnels SPA Techniques On board Fire system SPA Techniques Side View Mirrors

Suspension & Brakes

Stoptech STR-60 15” Brake kit F+R 6 Piston Front, 4 Piston Rear Fully forged calipers w/ custom brake ducting kit Stoptech Stainless brake lines Performance DSC/ABS Coding JRZ RS-PRO 2 Way Remote Adjustable Coilovers 1000LB Front 1200LB Rear Springs Ground Control Articulating Rear spring perches/ Adjustable Front camber plates Fall Line Motorsports Spherical Front LCA Bushings Fall Line Motorsports Adjustable Rear Toe Arms SPL Parts Front Lower Control Arms SPl Parts Front Bump steer adjusted Tie Rods SPL Parts Rear Forward Trailing Arm kit All Factory Rubber suspension bushings are poly / Spherical replacements Dinan Upgrade Sway Bar Kit F/R w/ Custom End links GTS EPS Steering Flash GTS ABS/DSC Flash

Drivetrain

N55B30T0 w/ CP Standard size/compression Forged pistons , Carrillo Connecting Rods, ARP Hardware ARP Studded Block M11x1.5 Ported Cylinder head from HeadGames Motorworks CSF Racing 4 PC Cooling kit including Tripe Pass Racing Radiator, Stepped Intercooler, Boss 275 Cubic Inch Oil cooler , and Double pass DCT cooler Dual M4 Auxiliary Radiators w/ Boost pump A/C system Removed + Coded out Pure Turbos Stage 2+ Turbocharger VRSF Stainless Downpipe plumbed into custom-fabricated 3” Oval Exhaust Burger Tuning Catch Can + Oil cooler bypass Valve Custom Tuning By Frank Smith for MS109 Fuel Meth Injections system w/ Pre+Post Inter-cooler Sprayers GTS Rear Differential Flash GTS Transmission Flash Powerflex Poly Rear Differential Mount bushing Set – Black Series VRSF 2 PC Charge Pipe Pyrotec 15 Gallon Fuel Cell w/ walbro 450 In Tank Pump + Dry Break Filling System XDI 35I High Pressure Fuel Pump from TTFS Tuned to 505 WHP / 540 Ft/Lbs OF Torque

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Tags
  • Bolt pattern: 5x120mm
  • Fitment type: Hardcore Track
  • Fitment type: Race
  • Wheel design: ARC-8R
  • Wheel diameter: 18"
  • Wheel line: Forged Classic Line

Tom Maloney

Tom M.

Tom is a BMW Fitment Expert at APEX Wheels. Prior to joining the company in 2019, he worked for BMW of North America as Fleet Manager: Portland (OR) for the ReachNow car-sharing program, and as Warranty Administrator/Loaner Fleet Manager at BMW Portland. In addition, Tom has extensive training in BMW TSBs (Technical Service Bulletins) as well as in-depth knowledge of all BMW chassis and their wheel fitment options, with and without aftermarket brake and suspension upgrades. His high-performance driving experience includes autocross events in southern Oregon and track days at PIR in his 2004 E46 330i with 17x9 ET42 APEX ARC-8 wheels. Vehicles he owned prior to indulging his passion for BMWs include a 1989 Jaguar XJ6 and a 2006 S197 Ford Mustang. Fun Fact: Tom is a huge Formula 1 fan. Have questions about wheels for your BMW? Use our contact form and ask for Tom.