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2011 Nissan Xterra Question: front driver seat



nursebettyboop321, Egg Harbor Township, NJ, April 06, 2011, 23:39

I just bought a 2011 nissan xterra X but I am 5' tall and my xterra driver seat does not raise. I am actually sitting on a pillow to drive....uncomfortable. Is it possible to replace the seat to an 8 way manual drivers seat? And if so, where can I purchase the seat? bettyboopeht@yahoo.com

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, April 06, 2011, 23:50

    Any seat replacement may not be approved by Nissan as it may compromise your safety if the airbag needs to deploy. There are custom seats or perhaps I would look into putting blocks under the seat rails of your seat this will keep the seats looking stock. We have put blocks under the seats for a few customers. There is liability assumed with this type of modification not every shop would do this but we work on race cars as well.

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    kingfisher68, June 21, 2012, 07:49

    I am trying hard not to sell my 2001 Saab...love it. However, I'm having to 'lever' myself out of the driver's seat, and--when I get it, I literally collapse into it.
    I have two 'fake' knees and one hip...+ old!!
    So, short of having to buy an SUV high entry car, is there a way to re-upholster the seat to boost it a few inches?
    If so, what kind of shop would do this? Yellow Pages under ??? listing?
    thanks for any experts out there lurking!

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