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Titan Chain Snow Tire Chains - Ladder Pattern - V Bar Links - Manual Tensioning - 1 Pair

Titan Chain Snow Tire Chains - Ladder Pattern - V Bar Links - Manual Tensioning - 1 Pair

Item # TC1830
Our Price: $83.84
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The V-bar studs on each cross chain of these heavy-duty, twist-link snow chains bite into frozen roads to give you excellent traction in extreme winter weather conditions and in boggy off-road areas. No cams or levers to come loose in rough terrain. Great Prices for the best tire chains from Titan Chain. Titan Chain Snow Tire Chains - Ladder Pattern - V Bar Links - Manual Tensioning - 1 Pair part number TC1830 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Titan Chain Tire Chains - TC1830

  • Tire Chains
  • On Road or Off Road
  • Drive On and Connect
  • Steel V-Bar
  • Deep Snow
  • Ice
  • Manual
  • Not Class S Compatible
  • No Rim Protection
  • Titan Chain

The V-bar studs on each cross chain of these heavy-duty, twist-link snow chains bite into frozen roads to give you excellent traction in extreme winter weather conditions and in boggy off-road areas. No cams or levers to come loose in rough terrain.


  • Provides maximum traction in deep snow, mud, and ice
    • V-bar-style twist links are studded to bite into surfaces
    • Ladder pattern provides good traction as you drive forward
    • Installs without any levers or cams
      • No chance of cams coming undone when you're reversing or navigating rough terrain
      • Rubber or chain adjusters (sold separately) are recommended for a tight fit
    • Resists corrosion thanks to nickel manganese alloy steel construction
    • Includes a reusable storage case


    • Fits: 13" - 16" tires (for exact sizes, see below)
    • Link thickness: 5.3 mm (0.207")
    • Quantity: 2 tire chains
    • 30-Day limited warranty

    Note: To determine whether you can use snow chains on your vehicle, or if they might affect your ABS/EPS functionality, consult your owner's manual.

    V-Bar Icebreakers

    V-Bar Icebreakers

    These chains are outstanding in serious winter weather conditions because the V-bar studs can bust through intense ice and packed snow. So, you'll be able to get to work and back home again even in the toughest weather. You can also use them if you ever go off-roading and end up in a mud-digging situation. These chains are going to help give your vehicle purchase to pull out and keep moving.

    Confirming Your Fit

    If you know your tire size, you may think you won't need to test fit your new chains. But there are a lot of variables that can affect whether chains will fit your specific tires, including your tire type, the amount of air pressure in the tire, the amount of tread wear, and the tire manufacturer. You'll also need to know how much clearance is in your wheel well, which you can determine by measuring from your tire tread to the sidewall of the wheel well.

    We recommend that you order chains as early in the season as possible to give yourself plenty of time to test fit the chains and reorder if needed. This way, you won't be stuck out in the cold later with snow chains that don't fit.

    You can test fit these chains in your garage or driveway, but you'll want to wait until there's snow on the ground to actually drive with them. Likewise, if you're out in the snow and come across bare pavement, you'll want to pull over and remove the chains. These chains can cause damage to the bare pavement, your garage floor, or your vehicle if they break from the wear of riding on a harsh surface.

    Installing Tire Chains

    Installing these chains is simple.

    Lay chains on the ground to get all the tangles out

    1. Lay out the chains on the ground to make sure there are no twists or kinks.

    Drape chains over tire.

    2. Drape the chain over the tire, ensuring that the V-bar studs face away from the tire.

    Make connections

    3. On the back of the tire, pull the chain tight and hook the ends together. Repeat this on the front of the tire.

    Attach optional tensioners

    4. Drive forward 2-3 vehicle lengths and recheck the chain tension. Tighten the chain as needed by moving the hook to the next link.

    Attach optional tensioners

    If needed, rubber adjusters (sold separately) can be used to help give you a tight fit. Make sure the hooks on the adjusters face away from your tire so your wheels don't get scratched.

    Quick Tips:

    • Lengthen the life of snow chains by drying them after each use before you store them.
    • Check out our installation kit with safety lights and a kneeling pad (PO34FRK) to make things a little easier when you're installing chains out in the snow.

    How to Choose Snow Chains for Your Vehicle

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

    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

    1830 Titan Chain V Bar Tire Chains - Studded Tire Chains - Passenger Cars - 13" - 16" Tires - 1 Pair

    These chains fit the following tire sizes:

    • 155/80-15
    • 165/80-13
    • 175/75-14
    • 175/80-13
    • 185/60-14
    • 185/60-15
    • 185/65-14
    • 185/65-15
    • 185/70-13
    • 185/70-14
    • 185/75-13
    • 185/75-15
    • 185/80-13
    • 190/65-15
    • 195/50-15
    • 195/55-15
    • 195/60-13
    • 195/60-14
    • 195/60-15
    • 195/65-14
    • 195/65-15
    • 195/70-13
    • 205/50-15
    • 205/50-16
    • 205/55-14
    • 205/55-15
    • 205/55-16
    • 205/60-13
    • 205/60-14
    • 205/70-13
    • 215/50-15
    • 215/60-13
    • 220/45-15
    • 225/50-15
    • 225/55-14
    • 235/50-13
    • 235/60-13
    • 245/50-13

    Video of Titan Chain Snow Tire Chains - Ladder Pattern - V Bar Links - Manual Tensioning - 1 Pair

    Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.

    Video Transcript for Titan Chain V-Bar Snow Tire Chains Review

    Today we're going to be taking a look at the Titan Chain snow tire chains with the V bar links. These chains come in a number of sizes for a wide variety of applications. Our low carbon steel chains go across our tire horizontally. This provides excellent traction and also grip and braking. These are an SAE Class U chain, so you'll want to use them with vehicles that have no restriction around the wheel well area. They're meant for highway or off road use and it's recommended to use a rubber adjuster to help keep that tension. This one is part number TC0A3.

    These Titan chains have a nice V bar pattern. What they've done is taken their standard twist links and they've added on a small angled piece of metal there, that really helps to grip that snow, give you superior traction in both snow and ice. We're here at the passenger side of the vehicle. We've got our chain all laid out. This is just to ensure that we don't have any kinks, any tangles, any twisted things that we're going to have to deal with. We're working tire size 27555R20 and again, these tire chains are made in a wide variety of sizes, so lots of different applications for them.

    We'll want to just place the chain up and over our tire. It's important to keep the hook side facing outward. As you can see, we've got a nice smooth back here, and then more of a blunt surface here on the front. We don't want that to be rubbing up against the sidewall, so we'll keep that smooth edge facing in. We want to just work the chain kind of down in front of the tire here in the front. We're just going to roll it forward on it.

    We want to make sure you got all the slack you can have right there. We now just want to roll our vehicle forward and we just kind of work our chain over the top of the tire here, kind of get it centered up. Any slack that you might have here in the front, you want to pull towards the back. That's where we're going to be connecting it. All right, come around here to the rear and hook our tag end up there on the larger hook. We'll pull our slack around to the front side here and get it connected as well.

    It's important to note which link you use in the rear. We used our second there and we've got a plus or minus one variable, so we can use the third, the second or the first here. It looks like we may be able to get it into the second one there. You want to get it of course, as tight as you can but you also want to be able to function it and operate it, to make it safe. In my case, we just can't get it to go to that second one, so we'll use our first one, connect that in. You bring that catch right down over top of it there, that's going to hold it in place and keep it from backing out. Then we'll bring in our rubber tensioner. You just connect it in to five points around the outside of the tire here. You want to get it as equal as you can, spacing wise, but you certainly don't have to count links or do anything like that. The hooks on this should be facing outward as well, just like on the tire chain itself. You don't want that to be rubbing into your tire, causing any trouble. Just drive a few car lengths forward, make sure we don't have any slack that we need to work out of there, and re-tighten. That will complete today's look at the Titan Chain heavy duty alloy snow tire chains with square links, designed for tires sizes from 15 inches all the way up to 22 inches and offers a thirty mile an hour maximum speed rating. That will complete today's look at the Titan Chain snow tire chains, with the V bar link. .

    Customer Reviews

    Titan Chain Snow Tire Chains - Ladder Pattern - V Bar Links - Manual Tensioning - 1 Pair - TC1830

    Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (506 Customer Reviews)

    The V-bar studs on each cross chain of these heavy-duty, twist-link snow chains bite into frozen roads to give you excellent traction in extreme winter weather conditions and in boggy off-road areas. No cams or levers to come loose in rough terrain.


    I used these all winter, 6 days a week, up and down 5 miles of ice-covered mountain road. V-bar only way to go. But, nothing saves you on rain-covered ice. Just stay home and wait it out. With this kind of use, lasts only one season before rust takes over.

    Hyundai Elantra

    I'm not supposed to use these on my Hyundai Elantra but I take it down Very steep, snow covered and ice covered roads and they work excellent

    2017 Toyota Yaris iA

    Wasn’t sure if these v-bar chains would fit Yaris IA. App said not a “fit” but my winter tires are on 15” rims (stock = 16”). Couldn’t get aggressive winter tires for 16” in 2018. Had steel rims from a previous 2012 Yaris. Matched up the circumstances & success. These chains fit the 15” rims & tires just fine. Not a lot of room to spare. Put them thru a test run B-4 an actual “need” situation. Really like the Star Design tensioners.


    Great product- easy to put on and helps with icy drive.


    Great product and fast delivery!

    2012 Honda Civic


    I had high hopes for my purchase since there was great reviews. Unfortunately that was not my experience. First issue, only part of order showed up when delivered. Reached out to etrailer to investigate. A few days later they shipped out the other set of chains I ordered. That issue was resolved. Second issue, I knew I would need to trim back the extra links on my chains, I was shocked as to how much I needed to cut off. It included a section of the ladder chain. Which ultimately wasn’t really an issue, I just think it should be clear this is a cut to fit tire chain, not a trim. I double checked the website, the canvas bag, and my tires, this was an appropriate set for those tires. Ultimately I’m very satisfied with the product. Not satisfied with seller/delivery.


    I bought a pair of twist link (TC3235) for my front tires and V-Bars (TC3835) for my rear tires, so writing a combined review. The V-Bars have more traction but my front end doesn't have as much clearance so I opted for the twist links in the front.  I've now used these offroad 4 times, and once briefly onroad during a major ice storm that left all of our roads with skating rink type ice.  
    First - both chains fit 37" x 12.5 R18 tires perfectly.  This is despite the fitment not being listed on and the etrailer CS rep telling me they wouldn't fit.  The Titan catalogue / website does list 37x12.5R18. 
    Second - two pair of chains *just* fit in a milwaukee packout "Compact Tool Box" (model No: 48-22-8422).  There isn't a wasted inch of space.  After using them, I dry them in my garage, then douse them in WD-40 before putting them back in the packout.  These chains are made from an alloy that prioritizes strength over corrosion resistance, so surface rust appears pretty quickly on them.  Be warned that lifting all four chains together is heavy.    
    Third - They give amazing offroad traction.  The only way you're getting stuck is by getting high-centered.  You will not run out of traction if you have weight on your tires.  However, it is easy to get high centered when using these in the snow if you aren't careful.  Don't spin your tires, or your axles and frame rails will be holding the vehicle while your wheels hang in the air.  
    Fourth - I would only recommend using these onroad in very limited circumstances. During an ice storm I had to get a neighbor to the hospital. We live on an extremely steep hill and the roads had 1" of clear ice on them.  With the chains it was like the ice wasn't there.  But the whole truck vibrated a lot.  And it probably prematurely wore the chains.  If I drove faster than ~15-20 mph it really rattled the truck.  (offroad in the snow I'll drive 40+ mph no problem with these.  but driving on hard surfaces causes a lot of vibration).


    The chains work as expected. Got me out of the mud twice (2wd pickup). Don't spin and dig holes before applying or you won't be able to stretch the chain around the sunken in tire. I needed to jack it up once to get the chains on then they worked like a charm. I have not used in snow or on road.


    A link was already rusted when received. Question the quality standards if it is already rusting and made it to the customer.


    Received it 2 days back and it broke on its very first use within 10 mins of driving. Not sure if this is a design defect or poor quality of material. I tried following instructions very closely so doubt if anything was wrong in the way it was mounted. There was ample clearance in wheel well and it seems the chain just could not take stress.


    We just finished two years of full-time travel around the US. I bought two sets of chains and they fit snuggly, as expected, on my LT 275/65 R18 tires. I also bought two types of chain binders to keep them tight and positioned correctly in different conditions. So, that's 4 chain & spring binders AND 4 rubber binders ... just in case. I mounted them all to test the fit and practice my skills and drove 4 mi. on a dirt road. All went well. As we zig zag around the US it's a smart move to carry these chains and binders with us. Many states in the west have highways and roads that mandate use of chains. I'm glad I didn't need to use them last year but I'm confident we're ready if need be. Thanks to etrailer for great documentation and Fabulous customer service!


    Got them for a hunt in colorado in November 2023
    Easy to put on and good fit for tires


    Chain fit well for this application. A bit disappointed it took 15 days for them to arrive.


    Only had to use the chains once but it was pulling a trailer up a icy road and they worked great.


    Great customer service. I was able to get the tire chains I needed, they arrived on time and they fit perfectly on my tires. Great experience here...


    I’ve had this type before and was pleased with the application and longevity. Etrailer is very easy to do business with, great product offering, quick shipping!


    All items arrived in good condition in five days on Colorado mountain area, and were easy to install. The products all appear to be of good quality and should perform as expected when used. for 2017 Ram 2500, no enough clearance on rear tires, but no problem on Front tires clearance. Recommend the V-bar links and chain tighteners used on off-road snow and ice, 4 wheels drive, front ties for 2017 Ram 2500


    I’m impressed. These tire chains are the real deal. I looked at various options online, Amazon, etc. I found etrailer. First, the web page is packed with info, tutorials, etc. once I ordered there was continuous communication. I downgraded from a 4x4 to a 4x2, and drive up to Buffalo, NY, from coastal Carolina. These chains are impressive and will provide traction and ease of mind going through the snow belt areas along Lake Erie and parts of the blue ridge mountains. I’ve hit heavy snow on this trip and wished I had a good tire chain. This resolved it. Installing is a breeze be sure to get the tire chain adjusters with them! Excellent service!


    Some Deadly tire chains!! I highly recommend these bad boys to anyone who enjoys driving in the snow!


    Great snow chains, really good price and fast shipping!!! Couldn’t ask for anything more.


    Excellent chains. Used them extensively this last November getting up and down a snowed over road and snow/iced over rocky trail up the mountain in CO. They didn’t break on the rocks and got great traction on ice, got me out of several miles of 3ft of snow with ice underneath. I highly recommend the steel spring chain tensions. When properly installed you can get these chains nice and tight. I can only run chains on my rear tires due to upper control arm clearance issues (‘08 Tacoma) so I’m giving my second pair to my brother (‘12 f150) for his rear tires.


    Product was delivered just in time for an out of state trip .
    Thanks ETrailer


    I am impressed with the Titan Snow Tire Chains I purchased recently. They appear to be well made and sturdy. They fit my tires and were easy to install. The V-Bar links allow me to drive into the woods with the confidence that I will be able to return home safely.


    Good customer service Paula was very helpful of answering my questions. It only took six days to deliver to Alaska. package was delivered to my front door. thank you

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