Aloha, I have clamped my 160ah used TS's on the bench because they were a wee bit swollen on the sides. With two all-thread rods I made a clamp and clamped 18 cell together and used enough torque by just using a deep socket by hand to tighten it up and the cells are pretty much flat. (I did not use a rachet, just my hand on the socket to explain I did not have to tighten very much to get 'um flat). Question is, "now what". I take the clamp off and the cells pretty much go 50% back to swelled. Do I just put them into the car and clamp them and forget it ? Voltage is still right on at 3.35v each since i top balanced them.