Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Bonney Lake, WA
I had a Costco battery go bad while on a trip, and the out of state Costco didn't have the exact replacement, muttering something about a "Californian thing...", so the battery they did give me, was a little too big--I couldn't secure it or place the cover back on, but when home again, I used the old Dremel tool and cut a wider space at the bottom edge of the box, and it fit just fine! That battery was larger capacity than stock, and lasted over 5 years when I traded my '08 for a '16.
Take a look at the battery box the next time you have the battery out, and see what slight modifications you could make to fit a larger footprint battery in there.
And, good luck!
Jack Allwardt, Bonney Lake (Tehaleh area), WA; "recovering Californian";
(REPEAT Patriot Owner...'08 Limited and a '16 High Altitude), Retired engineer, US Army veteran, Amateur radio General Class Licensee: K6SNS, Member: American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Central Valley Vietnam Veterans, Enumclaw (WA) Lions Club. Former vintage military jeep owner, instrument rated commercial pilot, ag pilot, vintage aircraft restorer and test pilot.