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??? Why is it every truck I've tested that has a side airbag option requires me to get the powered sun/moonroof? I've tried those vehicles and the interior height of the cab is too short - I sit with my head resting against the ceiling.

I'm 6'3" which is a little above the national height average for men - oh, ok, several inches above what Wikipedia reports (5' 10.x inches for the US).

I've adjust the seats every which way I can find and can't find a position that works (or at least works safely while driving).

I really want side airbags and no powered roof.
 

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Really? :huh: This puzzles me, as I have the loaded LE, with sunroof, DVD console, side curtain airbags, and I have TONS of room above me. I am also 6'-3" tall, and this truck is the roomiest I've ever sat in. Are you looking at a truck with the electrically adjustable seat? The front and rear of the seat bottom go up or down and you can tilt it to any angle you wish. The back also reclines to provide additional headroom. That may be your way to go. If that's what you're looking at, I hate to say it, but it seems it may be a case of operator error. :dunno:
 

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I'm 6'4" and have no problem finding a seat position that works for me, and I have side curtain air bags and moonroof.
 

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Well, it should have power seat/s, and maybe if you lower the seat, you might fit........
 

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I am unable to get the seats to lower far enough and if I lower the seatback too much the center post between the front and rear seats blocks my side view too much.

I found if I slouch in the seat I don't have problems.
 

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I'm 6'4" (and 34" inseam). I would like the seat to go down more. Not because my head is near the roof (plenty of space there), but because I feel I'm looking through the tinted band at the top of the windscreen when I sit upright.

Perhaps one day I'll have the money to have a shop lower the seat; for now I have installed the Infinity center console (leather) lid, and lean on that with the seat cranked back.
 

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I'm 5'5" and I have no problems with the sunroof :jester:

My issue is the speedometer, I can't see the top of the needle from 70mph through 90mph because of the steering wheel, if I change the angle on the wheel up another click it' feels weired, If I go down with the seat I can't see out the side.... so I just crouch a little when driving on the highway....

Aghhh the joy's of being small :)
 

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I think it all depends on your proportions. I am 6'3" but a larger percentage of my height is in my torso (need X-tall shirts and a 37-38" sleeve but only have a 32" inseam). I have always had to look through the little black strip at the top of vehicles and can never see stop lights without ducking my head. I avoid sunroofs like the plague as my head always hits the lower roof.
 

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I have a 2005 LE with side airbags and no factory sunroof- I actually had them install an aftermarket sunroof- So sideairbags without a sunroof can be done- at least on the earlier years :)
 

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I've got an '06 SE, no sunroof, and do have the side curtain airbags. I believe the only requirement was VDC, which I have also.
 

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BHMTitan said:
I've got an '06 SE, no sunroof, and do have the side curtain airbags. I believe the only requirement was VDC, which I have also.
Yes that was the only requirement- I forgot- Thanks BHM
 

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Nissan's website does not allow you to add side airbags without the rest of the items in the new model year.

I agree completely... that's one thing the Tundra has over the titan... safety comes standard (even on bench front seats). Extra protection (side airbags) on the Titan costs you $10,000 and requires that you lose the front bench. It's ridiculous. It wouldn't have costed Nissan much and is a good selling point to improve safety...more and more the crew cab truck is becoming an all purpose family vehicle as well as work truck.
 

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i cant understand why side airbags and vdc are standard equipment.

It's 2008, wtf.
 

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I think it all depends on your proportions. I am 6'3" but a larger percentage of my height is in my torso (need X-tall shirts and a 37-38" sleeve but only have a 32" inseam). I have always had to look through the little black strip at the top of vehicles and can never see stop lights without ducking my head. I avoid sunroofs like the plague as my head always hits the lower roof.

You must be my twin as those measturements fit me to a T.
 

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I knew I had a long, lost brother somewhere. Oh wait, my brother lives in VA and is only mentally lost.
 

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I hate to say it but airbags when used with a seatbelt are only about 37% effective in saving your life over the 35% without the airbag while wearing a seatbelt. They are designed to work better when a seatbelt is not warn, but they won't tell you that. they are considered passive restraints and therefore don't really add too much... so if you don't want the sunroof I wouldn't loose any sleep over not getting the side airbags.

My motto is the rule of lugnuts... whoever has more lugnuts wins... it works:cheers:
 

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Your stats are interesting, noted. However, the purpose of the side curtain airbags is for rollovers. When the truck reaches an angle from which the computer determines it cannot recover and get back on its wheels, the side airbags deploy cushioning the blow to your head upon rollover landings. I've never needed them, but I'd rather have them and adjust my seat to fit.
 

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I'm a little over 6'4" and have plenty of room. Maybe something rolled under the seat and won't let the seat lower?? I have a problems with my head being in the headliner or looking over the windshield on many vehicles, but definitly not the Titan. I also have the sunroof and side air bags.

Can you raise the seat? Or does it not move at all??
 

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As I've stated before, the seat is adjusted down all the way. I was testing a truck that still had all the shrink wrap on it. I move the seat up/down/ back/forward, tilted it, no luck.

I then tried an Armada which has the same ceiling height with and without the sunroof. I could not get it to adjust for me either.

I think the problem is the torso length. If you''re longer in the legs you don't have an issue, if you are longer in the torso you do.

At least one other person who's about my height and build reported the same issue.

Interestingly, I can fit the Honda Ridgeline with sunroof without any issues. I'm not sure of it's height but it seemed lower but then again, the seat goes down quite a bit too.
 
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