I hope this message appears in the correct place. New at this. You asked why I'm looking for an alternative way to brace batteries. Ans. I recently replaced my old batteries and apparently the new ones are taller than the old ones, so the old rods aren't long enough. (Never thought to measure the old batteries before trading in). Haven't been able to find any rods in the local auto supply stores that will work for me. Just thought there might be some other way to hold them down. Is it normal for the batteries to be different sizes. I'm a newbie with golf carts, so I have zero experience, but I'm learning.