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I replaced the battery, but the new battery doesn't have the same "lip" to fasten down. The vehicle NEVER goes off road. Will my battery bounce around? Is there any remedy to fasten the battery down?

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Yes. and that is not advisable...try using small bungy cords if all else fail...when you make sharpe turns in the car believe me from experience... it moves around and this will eventually vibrate and cause damage to the battery and maybe other components.

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