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Titan Chain Snow Tire Chains - Ladder Pattern - Twist Links - 1 Pair

Titan Chain Snow Tire Chains - Ladder Pattern - Twist Links - 1 Pair

Item # TC1138
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These durable, low-carbon steel chains provide excellent traction in deep snow. The rounded twist links limit jarring, and the ladder pattern assists with effective starts and stops. Great for vehicles with limited wheel well clearance. Lowest Prices for the best tire chains from Titan Chain. Titan Chain Snow Tire Chains - Ladder Pattern - Twist Links - 1 Pair part number TC1138 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-636-306-4830 for expert service.
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Titan Chain Tire Chains - TC1138

  • Tire Chains
  • On Road or Off Road
  • Steel Twist Link
  • Drive On and Connect
  • Deep Snow
  • Mud
  • Manual
  • Class S Compatible
  • Titan Chain
  • No Rim Protection

These durable, low-carbon steel chains provide excellent traction in deep snow. The rounded twist links limit jarring, and the ladder pattern assists with effective starts and stops. Great for vehicles with limited wheel well clearance.


Features:

  • Tire chains give you extra traction in snow
  • Rounded twist links form cross chains
    • Excellent traction in deep snow
    • Adequate grip on ice
    • Limited jarring compared with square links of the same size
  • Ladder-pattern chains assist with effective starts and stops
  • Manual installation and adjustment
    • No cams to come undone when you are driving in reverse or navigating rough terrain
    • Rubber or chain adjusters (sold separately) are recommended to provide a tight, secure fit
  • Low-carbon steel construction is strong and durable
  • SAE Class S chains are designed for vehicles with restricted wheel well clearance
  • Reusable plastic storage box included


Specs:

  • Application: 14" - 19" tires (for exact sizes, see below)
  • Link thickness: 0.177" (4.5 mm)
  • Maximum speed rating: 30 mph
  • Quantity: 2 tire chains
  • 30-Day limited warranty


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.

Installation

Installation Step 1

1. Drape the chain over the tire, making sure that the side chain with the lever is on the outside. Drive forward about 1/4 of a tire revolution. (You can also lay the chain out and then drive onto it.)


Installation Step 2

2. Reach around behind the tire and fasten the ends of the chain together.


Installation Step 3

3. Move back to the front of the tire and fasten the ends of the chain together using the built-in lever.


Installation Step 4

4. Drive forward a bit and tighten the chain as needed by moving the hook to the next link.


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


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

185/60-15

  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


1138 Titan Chain Snow Tire Chains - Twist Links - Passenger Vehicles and Light Trucks - One Pair




These chains fit the following tire sizes:

  • 195/75-16
  • 205/50-17
  • 205/60-16
  • 205/65-16
  • 205/70-16
  • 205/75-15
  • 205/80-15
  • 215/40-18
  • 215/45-18
  • 215/50-17
  • 215/55-17
  • 215/55-18
  • 215/60-15
  • 215/60-16
  • 215/60-17
  • 215/65-15
  • 215/65-16
  • 215/70-15
  • 215/70-16
  • 215/75-14
  • 215/75-15
  • 215/80-14
  • 220/65-390
  • 225/35-19
  • 225/40-18
  • 225/45-18
  • 225/50-17
  • 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
  • 230/60-15
  • 235/35-19
  • 235/45-17
  • 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

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Customer Reviews

Titan Chain Snow Tire Chains - Ladder Pattern - Twist Links - 1 Pair - TC1138

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (470 Customer Reviews)

These durable, low-carbon steel chains provide excellent traction in deep snow. The rounded twist links limit jarring, and the ladder pattern assists with effective starts and stops. Great for vehicles with limited wheel well clearance.

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2014 Jeep Compass

I just got it, but I appreciate the tacklebox that the chains came with! Very convenient. The instruction is laminated which makes it waterproof! Very good condition. I still have yet trying to use them. This is my skiing year so I’m hoping to use these chains a lot.




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Good basic tire chain




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i put these on a small skid steer. 27/10.5/15 tire that chains would be to long , but i had to add 3 links , work fine now . thank you




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2003 Toyota Tacoma

Thank china dog chain quality will retu rn




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2010 Toyota Camry

I have an ‘07 toyota camry tire size 215/60/16 and was able to install the chains on both of the drive tires in less than 7 mins by myself. I could've bought snow cables but based on my research, the camry is not low profile, plus the snow chains have more “bite” traction vs the cables! Etrailer is my go to place for auto accessories!!!!! Thanks!!!!!!
Id give a 10 star, but 5 star was the max, extremely pleased with my experience with the purchase.




by:

The chain snapped after first use,


Comments
We have replacement links available for this, item # TC177CH
Replacement Cross Chain Hook for Titan Chain Tire Chains - 0.177" Thick - Qty 1
$8.09
, but I would update to a better chain like item # TC331DC
Titan Chain Diagonal Alloy Cable Snow Tire Chains - Passenger Car - 1 Pair
$69.24
.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 12/30/2021


by:
2006 Chevrolet Silverado

Haven't had to use the tire chains I bought yet. The only problem I had when I got the order was the plastic container that the trailer chains were in was broken.
Hope to use them soon.
Thank you for asking,




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I have been happy with the use of this product. It fits right with the extra purchased suspenders. Only had to use them once but it was a good use. I pulled these out a few days ago looked them over and I was happy there wasn't any evidence of rust or serious flaw. After a year --I can honestly say that these chains did the job. I never review a product quickly unless I get a decent amount of use but after a year these are still like new. Sometimes chains go bad after one use, these did not, they are still good to go if needed.




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Sorry this is not a product review, as we haven't had snow since I got the chains. But it is comforting to know they are in my trunk. I did want to say that I had excellent experience with etrailer. The communication and support was stellar, and the product arrived very well packed on the day that was quoted.




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2009 Suzuki SX4

I have not actually had the opportunity to put on and use my new snow chains yet. But, I am happy with the shipping process, although they had arrived one day later than the date that was suggested by UPS. I'm sure that my snow chains will work just fine when I need to use them for the first time. No ice on our local area roads right now...




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Planning on a trip very soon. I found that I should have snow chains for our safety. I checked etrailer.com and not ony found what I need, but at a very good price. I ordered and hoped it would arrive in time. Low and behold, not only was it a quick delivery, but was way faster than I thought it would take.

etrailer.com has never let me down anytime I have needed them. I highly recommend them.




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Bought these as a safety “just in case we are going to travel for Christmas and will be traveling where there will be snow. So just knowing we have them will be a relief.




by:

I gave you three stars for now the product looks good it looks clean now just got to wait for the snow and ice to come and I'll give you five stars once I find out how well the product holds




by:

Haven't used them yet




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As advertised. Thanks!




by:

Worked well




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Nice quality




by:

I have not use those tire changes yet but when winter Falls here in Kansas I will use them and let you know how they did.




by:

Loved the product... I have not had to use it as of yet... but excellent quality and they fit my tires correctly.




by:

They fit well and were easy to install. The instructions were easy to follow. A good value.




by:

Exactly what I was expecting. Each set of chains even has it's own storage box.




by:
1998 Chevrolet Astro

Couldn't find these chairs in CALIFORNIA
Luckily i came across this website with exactly what I wanted and at the right price. The sales representative was very helpful and polite.
I needed these chairs in three days got them in two. Thanks




by:

Chains seem to be durable, service was very quick and efficient.




by:
Jeep

Easy to put on and works great on my 1979 Jeep cj7




by:

They work as advertised, not the simplest chains but they'll do.



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    The Glacier Chain # TC1138 chains you referenced are indeed a fit for the stock size 225/40-18 tires on your 2013 VW GTI. These chains meet the qualifications for Class S status, which means the chains extend no further above or to the inside of the tire than 15mm. Before purchasing or installing chains, you'll want to consult your owner's manual and abide by any advice or prohibitions VW offers regarding tire chain usage. I'll link you to our Tire Chain FAQ article.
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    Yes it means a pair or 2 tire chains. Like with the Titan Chain Snow Tire Chains part # TC1138, which is designed to fit two (215/60-16 and 215/55-17) of the three tires sizes available on your 2015 Nissan Altima, you will have two chains for the front drive axle. I have linked our page where you select your tire size to see what chains we have available for your particular tire size.
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