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Hey all,

I searched around on the forums but didn't quite get the answer I needed.

My seats are comfy as hell and I have no problem but I am kinda tall and I can't slide them back far enough to be comfortable. Is there anyway to modify the tracks so I could slide them back like another two inches?

Or is there a particular seat/frame I could drop in to give me the room I need? I don't care about the jumpseat behind me, never gonna have anyone back there.

I've read that xterra seats are direct swaps, do they have longer tracks on them?

Thanks for your time all.
 

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I haven't looked at mine but most seats bolt to the rails or are riveted. If they are bolted it would be real easy to move them back. Just go buy some flat metal stock. Unbolt seats from rails, bolt the metal to the rails, make sure they extend past the rails, bolt the seats to the metal but father back.


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             |--------|- <----seat bottom
           |-|-----|--| <---- piece of metal
           |-------| <---- seat tracks

vertical lines being bolts
Same thing should able to happen if they are riveted. Just drill out the rivets and replace with bolts. Make sure you use lock washers or those nylon locking nuts.
 

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Moving the seat with the stock brackets will be a hassle and require some fab work. With stock seats on the first gen, one seat rail is attached to the seat back via the reclining mechanism and while the other rail is attached to the inferior portion of the seat bottom. If you want to avoid replacing your seats. The easiest way to accomplish this in my opinion will be to cut the "feet" off of the stock rails and basically extend the fronts and move the rear mounting point forward. Also, bolting stock 1st gen X or fronty seats with aftermarket brackets would be no easy feat and with that amount of work you might as well just get aftermarket seats and brackets.
 

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thanks for the replies all,

would you have a suggestion for an aftermarket seat or rail system? I only need one seat so wouldn't mind paying for it. It doesn't matter to me if the passenger matches, just my side.

My knees are killing me driving this thing:)
 

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To my knowledge, Corbeau is the only company that makes seat brackets with sliders that fit our trucks. That is what I have in mine. You can then find a corbeau seat suitable for you you or buy an additional small bracket for corbeau offroad seats or beard or mastercraft offroad seats will fit as well. I made my own extra bracket to fit my PRP offroaad seats as I was unsure weather corbeau's "baja adapter" as it is called would fit these too. Worst case scenario, the new seat is not in a position just where you want it-> with the aftermarket seat mount moving the seat back more would only be a matter of redrilling 4 holes in a new position.


I bought my mounts through this vendor:RPM Offroad - Home RPM OFFROAD after waiting for a shipping quote from 4x4parts.com for 3 days. Also, you should be able to find a deal on the seat itself on fleebay or even used if you dont mind that.
 

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^ I am used to my simpler than a samurai aircooled VW. I tried moving my stock seat brackets back for more room and adapting them to my suspension seats and learned something very important. You are a fool if you cannot appreciate when someone already has a solution for a problem you have; In this case for me, ordering those brackets was that solution that already existed.
 
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