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

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

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The V-bar studs on these tire chains bite into the ice to give you superior traction, while the ladder-pattern design assists with effective starts and stops. Durable low-carbon steel twist links also offer excellent grip in deep snow. Great Prices for the best tire chains from Titan Chain. Titan Chain Snow Tire Chains - Ladder Pattern - V-Bar Links - 1 Pair part number TC2816 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Titan Chain Tire Chains - TC2816

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

The V-bar studs on these tire chains bite into the ice to give you superior traction, while the ladder-pattern design assists with effective starts and stops. Durable low-carbon steel twist links also offer excellent grip in deep snow.


Features:

  • V-bar tire chains give you superior traction in snow and ice
  • Studded twist links form cross chains
    • Excellent traction in deep snow
    • Superior grip on ice
  • Ladder-pattern chains assist with effective starts and stops
  • Manual installation and adjustment
    • No levers or 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
  • Reusable canvas storage bag included


Specs:

  • Application: 14" - 16" tires (for exact sizes, see below)
  • Link thickness: 0.218" (5.5 mm)
  • Maximum speed rating: 30 mph
  • Quantity: 2 tire chains
  • 30-Day limited warranty


V-Bar Icebreakers


V-Bar Icebreakers

The V-shaped studs (also known as icebreakers, spikes, or cleats) that are built into these twist-link tire chains bite into ice, providing superior grip for a safer ride on ice-covered roads.


Installation

1. Drape the chain over the tire, making sure that the V-bars are facing out.

2. Drive forward about 1/4 of a tire revolution. (You can also lay the chain out and then drive onto it.)

3. Fasten the ends of the chain together.

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 chain, 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


2816 Titan Chain Snow Tire Chains - V Bar Icebreakers - Light Trucks - One Pair




These chains fit the following tire sizes:

  • 205/75-16
  • 215/70-16
  • 215/75-14
  • 215/75-15
  • 215/75-16
  • 225/70-15
  • 225/75-15
  • 235/70-15
  • 27x8.5-14
  • 27x9.5-14
  • 29x9.5-14
  • 305/50-15

Video of Titan Chain Snow Tire Chains - Ladder Pattern - V-Bar Links - 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 - 1 Pair - TC2816

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (440 Customer Reviews)

The V-bar studs on these tire chains bite into the ice to give you superior traction, while the ladder-pattern design assists with effective starts and stops. Durable low-carbon steel twist links also offer excellent grip in deep snow.

by:
2001 Ford Ranger

Used them all last winter to access job sites well off the main roads. Chains are a must most days even with 4wd and with caution my 2wd work truck never got stuck.


Comments
Still working well!
Sean - 12/27/2022


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They keep me on the road as much as is reasonable to expect. They are grippier that other chains I’ve used, but also seem to be more finicky to tighten and tore up my mud guards with the v-bars. Using them on a 98 rav4, 2wd. I would probably get something different for my specific vehicle if I had to go back, but these really do grab the road when you need it!




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Subaru Outback Wagon

The chains had a good fit. They seem to work well because I never got stuck after I stalling them. We bought an Outback so they may get very limited use from here on.




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Review from a similar V-Bar Ladder in Tire Chains


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.


Comments
Well that is odd. These chains show a confirmed fit for all models of the Toyota Tundra with the tire sizes 26570-16. I have sent your information over to our customer service department for them to look into this for you.
-- Etrailer Expert Katrina B - 12/29/2022


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Review from a similar V-Bar Ladder in Tire Chains


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 etrailer.com 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).




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Review from a similar V-Bar Ladder in Tire Chains


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.


Comments
I know that these chain are made of a low carbon steel and are strong chains. I am not sure as to what happened with this one however I will have Customer Service reach out to you for assistance.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 12/21/2022


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Review from a similar V-Bar Ladder in Tire Chains


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


Comments
Oh my goodness! I hate to see that and we will check the other chains that we have in stock. Customer Service will reach out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 12/06/2022


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Review from a similar V-Bar Ladder in Tire Chains


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




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Review from a similar V-Bar Ladder in Tire Chains


I ordered the v bar link snow chains because they work. This is my second set on two different size tires. As an long haul trucker , I admit these chains grab and dig into ice and snow, and they install just as easy as all others. But it's the v bar grip that is the difference. Drive slow with common sense and you will know what I'm talking about.




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Review from a similar V-Bar Ladder in Tire Chains


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




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Review from a similar V-Bar Ladder in Tire Chains


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!




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Review from a similar V-Bar Ladder in Tire Chains


These worked Great. I got them for a job I had on top of a ski run where it was a pretty regular occurance to have a foot or more of snow dropped throughout the day and then just a bunch of mud the next.
These are easy to install, although I recomend a couple practice runs where its warm and dry, and easy to remove.
They took a beating and dug through the deep and the icy stuff to get me up some seriously steep slopes as well as had the bite to help me stop getting down the hill.
I would recomend these over the light weight version to anyone. They hold up better and are eaiser to use plus they work great.




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Review from a similar V-Bar Ladder in Tire Chains


Chains were easy to install. I went for a more rugged chain with the cleats, but now wish I got the ones without the cleats for the sake of the roads these may drive on.




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Review from a similar V-Bar Ladder in Tire Chains


Saved my @$$ last year from being stuck out on the lake ice fishing! Almost had to make an embarrassing call in to get some kind of vehicle with tracks on it to pull me through a monstrous slush hole. Dug down around the tires, wrapped the chains on and turned my truck into a beast!!! Highly recommend if your venturing off the beatin path!




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Review from a similar V-Bar Ladder in Tire Chains


I was very pleased with the tire chains. Had no problems whatsoever. Easy to handle and put on my tires. Best of all, they kept my rig family and others safe on the road in snowing conditions while driving in Utah




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Review from a similar V-Bar Ladder in Tire Chains


Great service! I was able to find exactly what I as looking for and the ordering process was easy. The product arrived earlier than expected and I couldn't be more pleased with eTrailer and their fine professional staff. Thank You!


Comments
Snow conditions have been mild and Ive not had to use the product.
Daniel - 12/02/2022


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Review from a similar V-Bar Ladder in Tire Chains


I called etrailer and talked to Joanne. I've never bought tire chains before so I had no clue what to look for. So Joanne talked to me step by step and helped me find the right set of chains for my truck. She even told me the date they would arrive. I got them a day early. I will definitely shop them for any of my needs- and hope I get to talk to Joanne again!:)




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Review from a similar V-Bar Ladder in Tire Chains


Just what I wanted. Leaving next month for The Panhandle of Tx, then NM then Pogosa Springs Col. I wanted the piece of mind that snow chains provide.




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Review from a similar V-Bar Ladder in Tire Chains


I received the first pair of snowchains and opened the package and inspected the snowchains. Looking forward to putting the snowchains to use. I will return in the future to post photos and update my review. Pending after my trip to the mountain. Overall happy with the speedy shipping and great customer service.
Thank you




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Review from a similar V-Bar Ladder in Tire Chains


Good service good quality fast shipping descent price. Thank You again




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Review from a similar V-Bar Ladder in Tire Chains


I used these chains on all 4 tires following 16 inches of snow and packed ice on mountain roads while elk hinting. We were forced to abandon camp and drive on treacherous roads to get back to lower elevations. The V-bars provided great traction on ice while navigating very steep and dangerous curves.




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Review from a similar V-Bar Ladder in Tire Chains


The chains and tensioners work great, but the tire sizes listed for the chains were not 100% accurate. The chains required modification before they would fit my ATV tire size correctly. After removing one cross chain and shortening the outside chains, the chains fit perfectly and perform flawlessly in the snow.




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Review from a similar V-Bar Ladder in Tire Chains


Perfect fit and quick delivery! I couldn’t ask for more. Great job again to Etrailer.




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Review from a similar V-Bar Ladder in Tire Chains


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



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