At 175 pounds I try to keep a full tank in it just to add weight . Tire hooks up better and the ride smooth's out I think when I have a buddy riding with me .Well I weigh 330. My fried weighed 270. And I have 30 to 40 pounds of sound system in it. So its actually like 640 pounds
Don't want to say your a little guy, but we do have some 'healthy young men' in this group. different seats, removable steering wheel, and it does take a little time to figure out how to get in and out. YOU can make it work and you WILL have FUN.I'm 6'10 320lbs and was looking to buy my 1st slingshot. I'm probably going to have make some custom seating just to fit.
Do the DDM coilovers increase your load capacity? I've got them, as well, and didn't consider that. I figured it was just frame strength or something like that.I regularly ride 2-up with 550lbs(cargo included but not fuel). I have been up to 4K elevation down to 0 and back to 2600 multiple times with no problems. I did upgrade my wheels to hybrid forged with a much higher load rating(750kg) and swap to DDM 3-Way adjustable coilovers. Never had a problem or had my sling shot yell at me in the canyons or the freeway in the 1200 miles I have. Longest uninterrupted drive was 2+ hrs long.