I have the new body style VLX and I run about 600lbs of lead mid-ship, under the seats. I have the manual wedge (I'm in salt water) and 1250 ballast. If I scoot too much weight to the back it gets too lippy for my tastes.
Also, If it is just my wife and I, I will put a 500lb fat sac in the floor too.
I have a 05 vride, same hull as your vlx, and just picked up about 600 pounds of lead as well. In addition to the factory tanks and wedge i'm going to put half the lead in the bow and the other half midship. I usually put 3 or 4 people in the bow before I got the lead and this made for my favorite wake.