Enhanced reliability, increased longevity and reliability for the Porsche® M96/M97 engines. Added performance for street and track applications.
Hand built, high quality, reconstructed, stock performance version of the M96/ M97 factory engine with Nickies™ and IMS Retrofit...
High performance STREET version of the Porsche® M96/ M97 factory engine for 996/997 cars. ...
Custom built, high quality, reconstructed, high performance ROAD AND TRACK version of the M96/ M97 factory engine....
Stage III Engines are full competition engines. We provide engines for Grand Am series vehicles as well as all SCCA,...
Learn about diagnosis, contributing factors, and how we reconstruct engines after they suffer this most common of all M96/M97 engine failures
In order to serve our clients better, we are changing our #1 form of direct communication to our new ticketing system thru the website! This is very easy to use and is similar to normal e-mail, however it gives us the opportunity to better organize the flow of information between us and our clients.
Traditional E-Mail will be phased out and we will no longer be utilizing it in the near future.
More than likely you landed on our webpage after Googling “Porsche engine failure”, or after a friend told you about us. This may or may not have been after a local shop or dealer attempted to “fix” your engine. Let’s hope the latter has not occurred yet, and that no one has disassembled your engine, as that makes our job more difficult, and costly for you.
Here at Flat 6 we offer extensive engine repairs, with a focus on engine internals. We’ve been making these in-depth repairs longer than any other US based company. Our internal repair services are offered to those across the USA, and deep into Canada. These repair services can sometimes lead to a full engine reconstruction, but if anyone can “save” your engine, its our team. No matter the problem, we’ve probably seen it, can diagnose it on the phone, and can solve it under our roof.
Born from Flat 6 Innovations, The Knowledge Gruppe offers specialized training for technicians and enthusiasts who have a desire to learn more about Porsche vehicles, and engines. Classes are based from both online and classroom environments. Online classes provide initial information to enrollees, and provide the necessary groundwork for the enrollee to progress to the classroom & Lab environments, where hands on instruction is carried out. This unique method of progressing through the learning experience helps build confidence, while providing a more evenly trained group of hands- on class attendees.
Here at Flat 6 we Invented the IMS Solution, developed the IMS Retrofit procedures, and spearheaded all things IMS. Due to this we have maintained our position at the top of the “IMS food chain” over many years. Holding a total of four US Patents for IMS Bearing related products, tools, and procedures proves this. We’ve written the directives, created the processes, and authored the resource materials used by other facilities, and stolen by the imitators.
Today we are very selective with the vehicles that we offer our IMS Solution services for. During our “IMS Solution Clinics” that occur semi- annually each March, and November we schedule vehicles back to back to have our version of the procedure applied. With our focus being primarily engine development, and building during the remainder of the year, these IMS Solution Clinics fill quickly, and are typically booked 6 months to 1 year in advance. Its during these times that 100% of the effort of all our staff, and facility are focused on IMS Solution preventative procedures.
If you don’t have a desire for our level of service, or don’t wish to wait, never fear, we’ve trained technicians across the US and Canada, as well as abroad. These “Certified Installers” can be found listed at www.imssolution.com
Never trust an imitator, always choose the originators. Contact us for specific details, and schedule availability.
Have a broken Porsche or failed engine? Want to sell it? Contact us for a quick quote.
We pay cash and can arrange transport / shipping for the seamless, stress-free experience.
Due to the national, and international business, we found ourselves needing to offer affordable, and reliable long- distance transportation services for our customers. Through collaboration with the P- Car shipping division of Specialty Vehicle Transport we have shipped over 650 Porsche cars to, and from our facility. See www.specialtyvehicletransport.net for your transportation quote. Remember, sales taxes don’t apply to our projects that are commercially shipped to and from our facility. It can cost less for a Californian to purchase an engine from us, than a Georgian, including the shipping charges!
Owner, Inventor, Developer
When embarking upon our quest for a more highly developed variant of the Porsche 914 engine over two decades ago, our response was the same. We have applied the things we have learned while recreating the former “Black sheep” Porsche 914 engine to our Boxster and 996 (M96) program. With over two decades of intense development and application our efforts with the 914 engine have been recognized world wide, the 914 is no longer the “Black Sheep”.
A target of scorn, the type 4 engine was the “black sheep” of the industry, ignored and misunderstood until Aircooled Technology, headed up by Jake Raby and a team of innovative hard-chargers changed its image. Raby and his team proved the type 4 could both provide performance and longevity, even rivaling six cylinder aircooled 911s of the time.
Porsche currently offers rebuilt stock engines with trade-in of your tired or broken core engine, but offers nothing for a performance oriented package. Our program is intended to address known and yet to be discovered flaws in the 986/987 and 996/997 engines while providing upgrades to push the performance limits of these undervalued workhorses of the Porsche stable to further improve the reliability and desirability of these vehicles.
Flat Six Innovations is one of several divisions that makes up Raby Enterprises Inc. Headquartered in a small town in the Mountains of Northeast Georgia called Cleveland; we are away from the traffic lights and fast paced atmosphere that makes up todays society. This allows our team to focus on our tasks without constant interruption that comes from a public location.
Our facility is located on family property, where I grew up working in our oldest shop space (still in operation!) as a child on old VWs. This old shop was established in 1990 as Raby’s VW Restorations, which soon lead to a specialty in engines specifically in 1998 as Raby’s Aircooled Technology, specializing in Porsche & VW aircooled performance engines. As Aircooled Technology grew Raby Enterprises Inc. was established, from that other specialty divisions were conceived, among those was Flat Six Innovations. (read more on our history elsewhere on this site)
Our facility is located in a somewhat secluded area, but near enough to Atlanta and other surrounding metropolitan areas that we are easily accessible for those who wish to visit for a tour or drop off/ pick up their Porsche. Our location is just miles from some of the best driving roads in the country, including the Tail of the Dragon, Blood Mountain and Richard Russell Scenic Highway. The Alpine Village of Helen Georgia is a great destination for those who favor German food and Beer and it’s only 5 miles from our shop! Wives and Children will appreciate Babyland General Hospital, the birthplace of the “Cabbage Patch Kids” which is just across the street from our facility.
Here you may run across deer, squirrel, rabbits and other wildlife; but you or your Porsche will never be treated with anything less than the best in old fashioned professionalism and respect. Our secluded location and somewhat mysterious ways of performing mechanical miracles leaves many wondering just exactly what kind of magic happens atop Raby Mountain. You won’t find our facility a general or basic repair shop as we have in house performance labs, machining, fabrication as well as our own in house parts supply division.
Should you wish to visit our facility, feel free to set up an appointment by emailing us or calling, and we’ll be happy to accommodate your visit. We can provide private lodging within a few miles of the facility, at our “Renn Haus”, a company owned condo located at Innsbruck Golf Club, in the heart of Helen, Georgia.
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