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Titan Chain Cable Snow Tire Chains - Ladder Pattern - Steel Rollers - 1 Pair

Titan Chain Cable Snow Tire Chains - Ladder Pattern - Steel Rollers - 1 Pair

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The low-carbon steel rollers on these ladder-pattern cable chains provide good traction in light snow. The low profile ensures a smooth ride for vehicles with limited wheel well clearance. Lowest Prices for the best tire chains from Titan Chain. Titan Chain Cable Snow Tire Chains - Ladder Pattern - Steel Rollers - 1 Pair part number TC1038 can be ordered online at or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Titan Chain Tire Chains - TC1038

  • Tire Cables
  • On Road Only
  • Drive On and Connect
  • Steel Rollers Over Steel
  • Light Snow
  • Class S Compatible
  • Titan Chain
  • No Rim Protection
  • Manual

The low-carbon steel rollers on these ladder-pattern cable chains provide good traction in light snow. The low profile ensures a smooth ride for vehicles with limited wheel well clearance.


  • Cable-style chains provide good traction in light snow
  • Rollers wrap around cables to form cross chains
    • Good traction in light snow
    • Low profile allows for smooth ride
  • Ladder pattern chains assist with effective starts and stops
  • Manual installation and adjustment
    • Rubber adjusters (sold separately) are recommended to provide a tight, secure fit
  • Low-carbon steel rollers are strong and durable
  • SAE Class S chains are designed for vehicles with restricted wheel well clearance
  • Reusable storage bag included


  • Application: 14" - 19" tires (for exact sizes, see below)
  • Maximum speed rating: 30 mph
  • Quantity: 2 tire chains
  • 30-Day limited warranty


Cable chain installation Step 1

1. Drape the chain over the tire and drive forward 1/2 of a tire revolution. (You can also lay the chain out and then drive onto it.)

Cable chain installation Step 2

2. Reach around to the back of the tire and fasten the rear side cable by running the end with the metal stops through the eye of the hook on the opposite end.

Cable chain installation Step 3

3. Run any excess side cable through the metal clip.

Cable chain installation Step 4

4. Repeat this process on the front side of the tire.

Cable chain installation Step 5

5. Drive forward 1 car length, then check the chain and hand tighten it again if needed.

You can use rubber adjusters (sold separately) to increase the tension on the chains for a tighter fit.

Class S Designation

SAE Class S tire chains are designed for use on vehicles with restricted wheel well clearance. Certain newer cars, vans, and small trucks - especially those with large, aftermarket tires - may require Class S chains.

SAE Class S Clearances

These chains will fit your tires provided there is both:

  • A - a minimum of 1.46" (37 mm) between the top of the tire tread and the wheel well
  • B - at least 0.59" (15 mm) between the tire's sidewall and the vehicle itself.

How to Choose Snow Chains for Your Vehicle

To choose the right snow chains, you must match your tire size. Those measurements can be found on the side of your tire, as shown below.

Tire size on sidewall


  1. (185) - indicates tire width in millimeters
  2. (60) - gives you the aspect ratio (sidewall height as percentage of width)
  3. (15) - denotes the diameter of the wheel rim in inches

1038 Titan Chain Snow Tire Chains - Cable Rollers - Passenger Vehicles - One Pair

These chains fit the following tire sizes:

  • 195/75-16
  • 205/50-17
  • 205/65-16
  • 205/70-16
  • 215/40-18
  • 215/45-18
  • 215/50-17
  • 215/55-17
  • 215/55-18
  • 215/60-17
  • 215/65-15
  • 215/65-16
  • 215/70-15
  • 215/70-16
  • 215/75-15
  • 220/65-390
  • 225/35-19
  • 225/40-18
  • 225/45-18
  • 225/55-16
  • 225/55-17
  • 225/60-16
  • 225/60-17
  • 225/65-15
  • 225/65-16
  • 225/70-14
  • 225/70-15
  • 225/75-14
  • 235/35-19
  • 235/45-17
  • 235/50-16
  • 235/50-17
  • 235/55-16
  • 235/60-15
  • 235/70-14
  • 245/40-17
  • 245/40-18
  • 245/45-16
  • 245/45-17
  • 245/50-15
  • 245/50-16
  • 245/50-17
  • 245/55-16
  • 245/60-14
  • 255/40-17
  • 255/40-18
  • 255/55-14
  • 255/60-14
  • 285/40-15

Customer Reviews

Titan Chain Cable Snow Tire Chains - Ladder Pattern - Steel Rollers - 1 Pair - TC1038

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (258 Customer Reviews)

The low-carbon steel rollers on these ladder-pattern cable chains provide good traction in light snow. The low profile ensures a smooth ride for vehicles with limited wheel well clearance.

- TC1038
2015 Toyota Avalon

Haven't had a chance to use the tire cables.will wait for some snow .. etrailer always has my back with the best products at the fairest price and fast shipping..if I ever have a problem I know they will be there to help. Thanks etrailer

Havent used,no snow
Robert - 09/07/2020

- TC1038
2017 Toyota Corolla iM

Got chains delivered sooner than estimated. Chains are a great product for the price, and performed great while driving up in the Big Bear Mountains.

- TC1038

I purchase from etralier often and stand behind there products. Never disappointed!

- TC1038
2016 Chevrolet Colorado

These tighteners were purchased as a second, backup pair to those that came with the tire cable set that I purchased on the same order. The cable tire chains were purchased for a 2016 Honda HR-V to be equipped to travel in the often snow / ice covered highways to and from the ski resorts of Colorado. I haven't been required to use them yet so I can't comment on their ease of use nor reliability.

- TC1038

Great Customer Service!

- TC1038
Subaru Forester

I have not used the product yet (with my Subaru Forester I may never have to, just have to carry them in the car to get through the chain zone) but I want to share about the excellent customer service at I needed cables asap for a trip that was right around the corner and the folks who helped me on the phone found the right product for my vehicle and made sure I got it on time. Very positive experience. Thank you!

- TC1038
2019 Hyundai Sonata

Chains came on time as scheduled. The chain package came with a copy of the warranty and instructions for installation I also purchased new tensioners that were delivered . I also purchased a pair of tensioners to complete the instalation

- TC1038
2006 Mazda 6

I purchased some cables and tensioners. They look great, but I have not used them, so this review is on specifically. Bottom line, they were great! Their site was easy to use. It provided a nice video of how to attach the cables and their attention to the shipment was outstanding.

- TC1038
2010 Toyota Sienna

Seem to fit nice and snugly on our 2010 Toyota Sienna with the TCMA1 Tire Chain Adjuster bungees.

- TC1038
2018 Nissan Altima

ONline ordering was a breeze! Chains arrived at dinner time but looked great and the correct tire size. Tomorrow, when the rain has stopped, I'll put them on the car for the experience of being ready. Living in No. Calif. there's always a small chance that my travels will get snowed on. I'll be ready

- TC1038

Really happy with my chains! As much as I hate putting on chains, these chains are high quality and easy to put on. Really appreciate the included instructions!

- TC1038
2005 Subaru Outback Wagon

Works well for vehicles with minimal wheel clearance. Provides exellent traction for a low price.

- TC1038

Easy, fast ordering and delivery. The videos were very helpful in choosing the right chains for my needs.

- TC1038
2014 BMW 4 Series

Have not had to use product yet, but all items fit nicely & were easy to install.

- TC1038
Chevrolet Tahoe

Easy to install. Stays on. Works well. Used in a blizzard in Tahoe.

- TC1038

As expected. Fortunately I have not had need to use them yet.

- TC1038
2016 Honda Civic

Haven't used it yet. Product looks good so far. However, I had to pay about $31 for 3 day shipping, which I think is a steep price to pay.

- TC1038

They work real good when there is ice under the snow.

- TC1038
2001 BMW 5 Series

perfect, fit great!

- TC1038

- TC1038
2014 Kia Soul

- TC1038

TC1038 fits 235-40-18 like a glove. Prefect fit.....

- TC1038

- TC1034

Review from a similar Ladder Cable in Tire Chains

Purchased Titan Tire Chains for Wide Base Tires - Ladder Pattern - Square Link part TC3229S for a 2018 Ram 2500 with OEM 275/70/R18 tires. These are great chains and very heavy-duty for wide base tires. I mounted them on the rear axle of the Ram and discovered the chain in close proximity to the P-Brake cable, too close for my comfort. I believe the wide base chains are too wide for these OEM tires and fit was pretty loose. One could gain more clearance near the E-Brake by attaching the inside hook to the end (last) link. Then using a chain a tightener do your best to take up all the outside slack. I just was not comfortable with the overall fit so I send these chains back. Very painless return made easy by etrailer because they emailed a return UPS label. After reviewing tech info and reviews I purchased Titan Alloy Tire Chains - Diamond Pattern - Square Link part TC2533 for the 2018 Ram 2500. These are regular duty and a better fit. These chains offer a lot more clearance for the P-Brake cable. They are a cleaver design, have great carrying case and are fairly quick to install. I have not purchased winter tires for this vehicle so the Ram need chains to pull a travel trailer up and down our snow-covered road.

- TC1042

Review from a similar Ladder Cable in Tire Chains

Titan Chain Cables are great quality and so easy to use. We were able to intuitively put them on and take off quickly. Etrailer has the best prices I've seen after researching. Also, they have the BEST customer service, specifically Jane S. & Tammie P. I was not familiar with cables and our Subaru had specific clearance requirements. They made sure I received the correct type, fit and clearance for my car. We highly recommend!

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