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Thread: Known force, is it enough to move a car?

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    Known force, is it enough to move a car?

    If I have 488 lbs of force, how do I determine if it can move a car that is in nuetral? Let's say the car weighs 4000lbs.

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    Associate Engineer
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    Jul 2012
    Lubbock, Texas
    You will need more info. Rolling resistance depends on many factors. They include tire type and size, inflation level, and internal factors.

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    Rubber tires, 24" dia, 36 psi.....I'm making these up. I understand that they play a role but I'm mostly looking for the equations (where I can put in the variable you mentioned and frictional factors) and ultimately if roughly 500 lbs of force can move the average car.

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    Thank you!

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