front driver seat on 2011 Nissan Xterra

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?

by in Egg Harbor Township, NJ on April 06, 2011
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ANSWER by on April 06, 2011
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.
COMMENT by on June 21, 2012
I am trying hard not to sell my 2001 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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