TySpeed BMW M2 Club Racer Build

TySpeed BMW M2 Club Racer with APEX FL-5 Wheels

TySpeed Automotive

Anyone who has followed the NASA German Touring Series (GTS) or BMW CCA Club Racing over the years knows the field is littered with E36 and E46 M3 chassis. These machines are proven to be a competitive and cost effective weapon for capable drivers to reach the podium, and although every build is a bit unique, you could say recipes for success are pretty well documented.

When Tyler Pappas, owner of TYSPEED in Jackson New Jersey, contacted us with the idea of turning his relatively new and unmolested 2017 M2 into a fire breathing club racer, we knew this was not going to be your average build and we wanted in. Tyler understood he was entering into uncharted territory, and I think that is part of the excitement and appeal of such an undertaking. In effort to share some of the knowledge with the community he documented his team’s progress on Bimmerpost, and like all projects worth pursuing it was not without speed bumps along the way.

This M2 race car was built to crush the competition, featuring our new M2 specific 18″ APEX FL-5 wheels. Like Tyler’s M2, these wheels push the boundaries of traditional flow formed wheels by incorporating dual flow forming as well as “I” beam spokes. These features reduce weight while increasing structural rigidity to stand up to the relentless abuse this car would endure while on track. As an authorized JRZ Suspension dealer, APEX also provided the car with one of our custom suspension packages that features JRZ RS PRO dampers with external reservoirs as the centerpiece.

We look forward to tracking Tyler and the TYSPEED teams progress this season.


Car Details

2017 BMW M2 Club Racer
2990 LBS Dry, No Driver
Approx 475WHP/ 500 WTQ
BMW CCA B-Modified


Wheel Setup

APEX 18×10″ ET25 FL-5 Wheels in Satin Black
275/35R18 Dot-R Radial Tire
10mm Front Spacer

APEX 18×10.5″ ET40 FL-5 Wheels in Satin Black (M2 Specific Fitment)
285/30R18 Dot-R Radial Tire

Bimmerworld Premium Race Stud Kit


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
Tillet Racing Carbon Bucket 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
All door/window/Restraint warnings coded out
Ultrashield Lexan Windshield (custom Cut) Lexan Side windows
Longacre Wide View Mirror
Dauntless Racing Prototype Rear wing with GTS Wing Mounts from IND DIstribution
Motorola Digital Long track radio communication system
RKP Carbon GP front lip
Carbon Headlight Blanks manufactured in house
SPA Techniques On board Fire system
SPA Techniques Side


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 800LB Front 1000LB 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
Fall Line motorsports Camber Adjusting Shims
All Factory Rubber suspension bushings are poly / Spherical replacements
Dinan Upgrade Sway Bar Kit F/R w/ Custom End links
GTS EPS Steering Flash



CSF Racing 4 PC Cooling kit including Radiator,Intercooler, Oil cooler , and DCT cooler
Auxiliary Radiator and Heat exchanger removed
A/C system Removed + Coded out
Pure Turbos Stage 2 Turbocharger with custom fabricated Ram-Air headlight intake
VRSF Stainless Downpipe plumbed into custom-fabricated 3” Oval Side Exhaust
Burger Tuning Catch Can + Oil cooler bypass Valve
Jb4 For Data Logging + Boost Pressure control only
Epic Motorsports Custom Tune
GTS Rear Differential Flash
GTS Transmission Flash
Powerflex Poly Rear Differential Mount bushing Set – Black Series
VRSF 2 PC Charge Pipe
Fuel -It Stage 2 In tank Lift pump
Approx 475 WHP / 500 wTq