Dunno, Gene, I was a little concerned, but after 2 years.....so far, so good. No leaks, no cracks, no deformation. They don't bounce around too much in the front. If they were rear batts, I'd be more concerned. I take them out every fall, so I inspect them. If I see anything hokey, I'll be cuttin' like you did.
Suppose I could fashion a ramp too, that would just lay on the compartment floor.
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