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2000 F-350 Hyrail Economy

I have a 2000 F350 crew cab, 4x4, 8' bed with full utility tool box, and with with Harsco hyrail equipment (see photo) that allows it to be driven on railroad track. Just had it on a 2000 road mile trip, where it achieved 16.5 mpg. It is completely stock, with automatic transmission, and the hyrail gear weighs about 650 lbs. Should I attempt to improve the mpg and if so, how?
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6637 intake kit or Ford AIS kit. Or other comparable intake that's not the stock factory one.

TS style chip from reputable tuner

John Woods valve body.

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Run it on the tracks , no stops or traffic . just watch for trains . all bs aside , nice rig

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With the height of the rig and the amount of extra weight you are hauling, I'm pretty damn impressed you are getting 16.

x2 on the 6637. Plus if you are still running the stock muffler, replace it with the Walker BTM. Those two changes made a world of difference on my truck. Beyond that you're looking at tunes.

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Thanks to everyone for their ideas, much appreciated. The truck gets around 18 mpg on the rails; I'm guessing that's because of the 25-40 mph speeds.
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