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SAE and DOT wat does this mean on tailights

im trying to buy these m3 clear tails on ebay the seller and i both do not know if it is oem or not, thx in advance
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SAE = Society of automobile engineers
DOT = Department of Transportation

(if a product has these they are approved by both)

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eh sitll dont know if its OEM thx anyways guy
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post the link, one of us will be able to tell. if its ebay, its probably not OEM unless its off a stock car

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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...RK%3AMEWA%3AIT

btw nice car i have it in the coupe

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if it was taken off a car and he says they work, you should be fine. Im not sure many (if any) US spec M3's had clear tails (not sure tho, some1 else will hopefully chime in) as long as they work and dont cause and problems, i would get them...

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Most of the OEM BMW stuff will have the BMW logo on it somewhere. Other than that I'd say those were aftermarket.
If an item is stamped SAE it may use SAE fasteners rather than Metric fasteners, which is not OEM.
The DOT approval stamp means it meets minimum DOT requirements for performance and safety. DOT's standard on headlights and their light pattern projection is different than the European standard (E-code). Most people believe the european E-code light pattern to be a better performer.






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thx a bunch good info guys
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i would buy them... if they were already on a car, they look reasonable...
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if it was taken off a car and he says they work, you should be fine [...] i would get them...
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i would buy them... if they were already on a car, they look reasonable...

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