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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 # TC2821
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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 TC2821 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Titan Chain Tire Chains - TC2821

  • 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


    • Fits: 15" - 17" tires (for exact sizes, see below)
    • Link thickness: 5.5 mm (0.218")
    • 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

    2821 Titan Chain V Bar Tire Chains - Studded Tire Chains - Light Trucks - 15" - 17" Tires - 1 Pair

    These chains fit the following tire sizes:

    • 225/85-16
    • 235/80-17
    • 235/85-16
    • 245/75-15
    • 245/75-16
    • 255/70-16
    • 265/70-15
    • 265/75-15
    • 7.5x16
    • 9.5x16.5

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    Titan Chain Snow Tire Chains - Ladder Pattern - V Bar Links - Manual Tensioning - 1 Pair - TC2821

    Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (502 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.

    Nissan Titan

    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.

    William R.


    Its been almost two years, and I still like the chains. Ive driven into the snowy woods a few times this winter and got home with no problem.

    2006 Jeep Wrangler

    Well made, however the rear wheel clearance at the front inner side is questionable. Very close, maybe get a finger between chain and plastic inner fender. But I bought them for emergency use if need when plowing my driveway, and if kept tight may not cause a problem. Will have to check constantly and keep loose ends tied fast to rest of chains. Clearance might not be a problem with lifted vehicles. Am using on a 2006 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon with oem tire size (but with Bridgestone Dueler AT ).

    2015 Nissan Titan

    Exactly what we were looking for - fit the Sprinter tires perfectly. We also ordered Titan Chain Ra10 Rubber Tire Chain Adj to keep the chains snug on the tire. Shipment and delivery was extremely fast - we received it two days after placing the order!

    2007 Ford Ranger

    Fit my truck as they should, and have a nice carry bag. Thank you for the prompt shipping. As always, the quality of your products meets my expectations.


    Fit real nice. Easy to install. Great price, and fast free shipping.

    2018 Toyota Tacoma

    Looks perfect! Will hopefully try them sometime this winter and update the review!


    Well done. A pair of front chains arrived for my dodge.


    2018 Ram 3500

    Great product service and advice. Fast shipping

    1996 Chevrolet C/K Series Pickup

    Great service!

    2000 Chevrolet Silverado




    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).


    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


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

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