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Hi all,

I've been driving around in my x for almost a year now and I cant seem to find a comfortable seating position for medium/long trips. I was wondering if there are aftermarket seats that would fit nicely without custom fabricated brackets and what not. also, are there legalities involved by replacing the factory seats?
btw, dd never taken off road, exept for gravel roads to fishing spots.

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I agree, the Xterra seat design does lack in comfort for long trips.
I wonder if a Pathfinder (or Armanda, etc) seat might work?
 

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I agree, the Xterra seat design does lack in comfort for long trips.
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+1 hate driving more than 30 minutes in the X. im always shifting in the seat trying to get comfy. took a trip from jville to miami(5 hours) and i had to stop after 3 hours and switch with my wife. couldnt stand the driver seat anymore. would love some more comforable seats esp ones that swap right over
 

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The seats don't seem to be shaped towards the human body. Not aure what they were designed for....

I forget how uncomfortable they are until I sit in my Infiniti. B est seats I have sat in, 03 Jeep Grand cherokee, super soft and molded just right, but maybe a little too squishy for some. Also, 94 mustang with velour seats.
 

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I went to a memory foam pillow to park my but on. I love my X, but it has the worst seat of any car I have ever owned - including the F100 I paid 300 bucks for when I - was 16.

I am thinking of getting a used seat and taking it apart to see if there is any way to have it modified , add some foam, add a better lumbar - or something. The only thing that scares me is the wiring for the air bag. I need to research into that. I wonder how you would apply that if it were a replacement seat?
 

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longest i have driven was 14 hrs and I thought they were fine. try driving a late 80s western star...now those seats are ****. then again i have always had firm seats. never leather. I like a straight up seat back. There are worse out there. Maybe I am just tough lol. I dont need to sit in a vehcile were the seats feel like a recliner. I would fall asleep
 

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is there a different mounting layout for second gen x?
Probably ... 2nd Gen is a completely different truck than the 1st gen. I'd lay pretty good odds that there's zero chance the seats would just happen to be the same between the two.

However, OregonX put some Corbeaus in his Xterra (thread link) ... he took the seat bases off of his stock seats (basically disassembled them to scavenge these parts), and made his own brackets, rather than adapting an existing Corbeau bracket. He also pulled the passenger airbag sensor out of the stock passenger seat and adapted it for the Corbeau seat. Looks like he never did update the thread with finalized pictures of how he worked the driver's side.

Unless you can get Corbeau to make a bracket specific to the 2nd Gen mounts, or the one that they make for the Titan just *happens* to fit for us too (expensive guessing game at ~$100/bracket) ... it doesn't seem like you're going to get anything close to a bolt-in for the Corbeau seats.
 

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pathy seats should fit.
 

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pathy seats should fit.
You mean the '05-'12 stock Pathfinder seats? Sure they should, but will they be any better than ours? What I remember from riding in my buddy's '05 it didn't seem like they were much different ... but it's been a while since he got rid of it.
 

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You mean the '05-'12 stock Pathfinder seats? Sure they should, but will they be any better than ours? What I remember from riding in my buddy's '05 it didn't seem like they were much different ... but it's been a while since he got rid of it.
yep, they arent much better, but the are a lil different. different options too, heated leather, etc
 

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Anyone know if the 350/370z seats would work id be interested they feel great. Yea these seats can be uncomfortable i take 5-6hr drive from philly to boston and I need a new spine when I arive. My prob too is Im 6.4 ft and my legs ars cramped . Ive driven my old track car with sparco non reclinable seats stiff suspention, 5pt belts, cage and felt more comfy . :scratch:
 

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I dunno guys, I'd be too afraid to mess with the seats that are equipt with side airbags.

Though I do agree the X is pretty lacking in the seat comfort department.

Quick, cheap and easy fix:
- Lower back supports / cushions

A little more expensive:
- Seat covers: I had a set of wet okoles put on the front. The think neoprene is lined with foam and provides extra cushioning. I also opted for the inflatable lumbar support.

More expensive:
- Find an automotive upolstery shop. There's a great one in the CT area (called Redan) that I've used in the past. They can take seats apart, re-mold / add foam, and cover them in new / better material.

Alternatively:
- Find a plug and play Nissan seat. But those that would likely slot right in (and work with the airbag system) are probably the Frontier, maybe the Pathfinder, and maybe the Titan. None of which seem like huge improvements.
 

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Probably ... 2nd Gen is a completely different truck than the 1st gen. I'd lay pretty good odds that there's zero chance the seats would just happen to be the same between the two.

However, OregonX put some Corbeaus in his Xterra (thread link) ... he took the seat bases off of his stock seats (basically disassembled them to scavenge these parts), and made his own brackets, rather than adapting an existing Corbeau bracket. He also pulled the passenger airbag sensor out of the stock passenger seat and adapted it for the Corbeau seat. Looks like he never did update the thread with finalized pictures of how he worked the driver's side.

Unless you can get Corbeau to make a bracket specific to the 2nd Gen mounts, or the one that they make for the Titan just *happens* to fit for us too (expensive guessing game at ~$100/bracket) ... it doesn't seem like you're going to get anything close to a bolt-in for the Corbeau seats.
Be careful with Corbeau. They used to claim they had a mounting bracket for the 2nd gen, but I can confirm it will not work. It is impossible to get more than 2 of the 4 mounting holes aligned.

I made custom brackets and installed Recaro Specialist M seats. They have a suspension bottom and low side bolsters to make entry/exit easier.

The Recaros are the most comfortable seats I've ever been in. I've driven 1,800 miles at a stretch (26hrs continuous driving), and can say with absolute certainty that they are worlds better than the stock 2nd gen seats.
 
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