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Titan Chain Snow Tire Chains for Wide Base Tires - Ladder Pattern - V-Bar Links - 1 Pair

Titan Chain Snow Tire Chains for Wide Base Tires - 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. Lowest Prices for the best tire chains from Titan Chain. Titan Chain Snow Tire Chains for Wide Base Tires - Ladder Pattern - V-Bar Links - 1 Pair part number TC3831 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Titan Chain Tire Chains - TC3831

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

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.


  • 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 storage bag included


  • Application: 15" - 24" tires (for exact sizes, see below)
  • Link thickness: 0.281" (7 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.


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


  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

3831 Titan Chain Snow Tire Chains for Wide Base Tires - Reinforced V Bar Icebreakers - Light Trucks - One Pair

These chains fit the following tire sizes:

  • 275/65-20
  • 285/40-24
  • 285/70-18
  • 285/75-18
  • 295/70-18
  • 305/50-20
  • 305/55-20
  • 305/60-18
  • 305/65-18
  • 305/70-16
  • 305/70-18
  • 315/70-17
  • 315/75-16
  • 325/50-20
  • 325/60-18
  • 325/65-18
  • 33x12.5-20
  • 33x14.5-15
  • 35x12.5-16.5
  • 35x12.5-17
  • 35x12.5-18
  • 385/65-20

Customer Reviews

Titan Chain Snow Tire Chains for Wide Base Tires - Ladder Pattern - V-Bar Links - 1 Pair - TC3831

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (201 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.

- TC3831
2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty

After spending one day of my snowmobile trip digging out my 2008 F-250, I decided to buy chains to get through a mile of unplowed road to our cabin. I bought the TC3831 with V-bar links and chain adjusters TCMA2s so I could tackle the deep snow with ice underneath. The chains were easy to put on and worked excellent on an unimproved road. The heavy 7mm links did a great job of traction and control. I would recommend to anyone that needs to get a truck and trailer to their snowmobile destination. One recommendation is to check your chain tension after spinning the tires.

- TC3831

I had placed an order from trailer for some snow chains for my vehicle. Amy, the customer service representative was extremely friendly, courteous and very helpful. She represented the company in a very professional manner. It's a shame other businesses don't have a rep like her.

- TC3831

They got my shipment out the door quickly. The chains fit my Nitto Trail Grappler 35x12.50x17 tires perfectly. Thank you etrailer folks.

- TC3831

Prompt delivery from etrailer. Received them today after ordering just a few days ago. Haven’t used them yet but they appear to be well made. Have a trip to Colorado planned in a week or so, so maybe I’ll get a chance to put them to work.

- TC3831

I purchased these tire chains from etrailer due to their amazing customer service. they arrived quickly and are very heavy duty. They do not have the cam chain tensioners, which is why i bought these. I will be using these for off road and did not want a cam that could possibly loosen. I have already cut them to length. they came packaged really well. thanks again etrailer......

- TC3831

The two sets of chains i ordered showed up quickly. I havent used the chains yet. But ill update this when i do. The 5.5mm diamond chains alot smaller than what i thought they were going to be... we will see how they do on my 1 ton.

Hey i still havent used either set of chains yet. Which is good i guess.
Kenny - 11/12/2018

- TC3831

Very great set of tire chains , better than I expected , they are heavy duty , and the v-bars are out standing , I would highly recommend then to anybody that needs a good set of tire chains. Great Price , Great Quality , Fast Shipping , Thanks

- TC3831

Haven't used my chains yet but did a kind of "dry" fit. They look like they should work on my 285/75-r18 Toyo open country ATII's. Customer service was great and shipping was fast and prompt. Look forward to dealing with these folks again.

Well they store nicely. Still havent used them.
William B - 11/21/2015

- TC3831
GMC Terrain

excellent quality and good price. I've had these over a year now and use the chains occasionally when off-roading with friends in deep snow and/or icy conditions. These have helped me thru terrain that would have been impassable without chains. Highly recommend these for anyone with 35" tires that needs to get thru the roughest winter terrain.

- TC3831
2020 Chevrolet Silverado 3500

They are heavy duty sized chains!! Have not test fitted yet. Disappointed there is no reusable bag as mentioned in the description. The sack they came in had to be cut open making it not reusable anymore.

- TC3831

Good product... works as described.

- TC3831

Really fast shipping, got the chains today and was surprised how heavy built they were for the price, tried them on and they fit well. Thanks for a pleasant transaction.

- TC3831
2019 Ford F-250 Super Duty

I haven't tried them yet, however I did install them. They seem to be of good quality and fit nicely. Hopefully I won't need them. I am glad I have them though.

- TC3831

- TC3831

- TC3831
2019 Ford F-250 Super Duty

- TC3831

- TCATV9-2

Review from a similar V-Bar Ladder in Tire Chains

These chains fit well and are working great on our Kubota X1120D that we plow snow with. We plow on a 12% grade that gets icy so chains are necessary. The drive is sand and gravel so aggressive chains are fine. Our snow is usually wet and heavy. I would buy these again. etrailer was very helpful with this purchase as it seems this type of chains are hard to come by so the worked to find a supplier that could provide.

A year later and still working great - 6 inches of wet, heavy snow to plow - no problems with traction with these chains on the Kubota.
Paul - 12/06/2020

- TC2828

Review from a similar V-Bar Ladder in Tire Chains

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.

Chains are still going strong, I make sure the wash and dry them after each season. Would definitely buy again and I definitely recommend the metal spring tensioners.
Mason - 07/06/2020

- TC4821

Review from a similar V-Bar Ladder in Tire Chains

Have not had to use these chains yet, but I did a practice run of hooking them up. They fit nicely and it was not too hard to install them.

Had to use them on a hill on the property. Went on okay, turned the Ram 3500 into a tank.
Phil J - 01/15/2021

- TC2819

Review from a similar V-Bar Ladder in Tire Chains

Tires chains: why did i wait so long? etrailer.com was easy to deal with as usual. My only complaint is that i had to go to another vendor to buy plastic ramps to ease installation. My neighbor has a pair and they are perfect. I own a second home on a hill in the snow belt of Pennsylvania. After years of plowing, melting snow and ice, sliding off the driveway more times that i can count i stopped plowing the hill and put chains on the four wheel drive parked at the bottom of the driveway. The snow piles up and and truck goes up and down like it is on a dry road. I didn't use the low range once all winter. After a couple of tries the chains are a breeze to mount. No good for dry roads but magic on snow and ice. Worth twice the price.

I should have bought these 20 years ago. I haven’t had to mount chains on the front yet! Saved me 5x the price not plowing the road
David S - 11/18/2020

- TC2821

Review from a similar V-Bar Ladder in Tire Chains

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.

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.
William R - 01/12/2018

- TC2828

Review from a similar V-Bar Ladder in Tire Chains

Better safe than sorry, great instructional video on putting on. Having a few additional links when attaching I am looking into adding a chain link connector instead of cutting the links that are not needed, keeping from potential hazard while driving.

- TC2828

Review from a similar V-Bar Ladder in Tire Chains

Have not used them as yet, were purchased for access to a remote property during extreme weather condition. The winter was mild and spring has been dry.

Finally needed the chains, and had no problems putting them on. Got through the mud to our off grid cabin with ease.
Mike t - 07/03/2021

- TC3829

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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Ask the Experts about this Titan Chain Tire Chains

  • Most Aggressive Tire Chain For 275/65/20 Tire
    The most aggressive chain we offer is the V-Bar chains. For your 275/65/20 tires on your 2012 Ford F-250 this Titan Chain # TC3831 will work great for mud and snow! If these won't get your truck unstuck... no chain will.
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  • V-Bar Tire Chains for 2015 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon with Tire Size 35x12.5R18
    For your tire size of 35 x 12.50 R18LT we have tire chains available. Since you said icy conditions the best style of chain is the V-bar like the part # TC3831 which do the best at breaking up the ice as you travel over it.
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  • Titan V-Bar Tire Chains that Fit Tire Size 275/65R20
    We have the Titan V-Bar chains part # TC3831 that fit the tire size you have on your 2017 Ford F-350 of 275/65R20. The size you mentioned does not fit your tire size.
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  • Snow Chain Recommendation for 2014 Ram 1500 with Tire Size 275/65-20
    We have several tire chain fits for the tire size of 275/65-20 that you referenced. I attached a link to this page to see them all. I really like the Titan chains part # TC2335 as they install easily, do not require much clearance (they are Class S Compatible), and provide great traction. The diamond pattern also gives a smoother ride quality. If you'll be in icy conditions you'll want a V-bar chain setup instead like the part # TC3831 as the V-bars break up the ice, or if you will...
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  • V-Bar Tire Chains for 35x12.5x17 Tires on a 2009 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon
    We have a couple of sets of V-bar tire chains that will fit your 35x12.5x17 tires on your 2009 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. You could use the Titan chains, # TC3831CAM, or # TC3831. I would go with chain set # TC3831CAM because the cam tighteners can make getting the right amount of tension on the chains easier. I have linked a video review of these chains for you.
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  • Tire Chains for a 2011 Ford F-350 4x4 with 275/65R20 Tires
    On your 2011 Ford F-350, the rear tires are going to have a harder time gripping because there is less weight in the back of the truck. I would put chains on the rear wheels or on all 4 wheels. Square links offer the best traction. For a good set of square link chains that will last you a good long while you can use Pewag chains # PWE3231SC. I have linked a video showing installation for you. For something a little more economical you can use the Titan Chain set, # TC3831. I also...
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  • On and Off Road Tire Chains for LT295/65R20 Tires
    I did some checking and for 295/65-20 tires you can use sizes 3231 or 3831. For the 3231 size I recommend # TC3231SHD which can be used for both on-road and off-road applications. For the 3831 size I recommend # TC3831 which also can be used for both on-road and off-road applications. There are a lot of tire sizes in between the compatible sizes listed for these tire chains that just don't show up. But resources have indicated that these 2 sizes will work with your tires.
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  • Will Titan Chain Wide Base Tire Chains Fit 2011 Ford F-250
    The Titan Chain Twist Link Tire Chains, part # TC3231CAM, are designed to work with your 275/70-18 tires on your 2011 Ford F-250. The Titan Chain Snow Tire Chains for Wide-Base Tires, part # TC3831, are also designed to fit your tires. Both of these chains are made of the same material, 7 mm steel. The difference is that the # TC3831 chains have a V welded on them for additional traction. You will want to check your owner's manual to see if there are any restrictions regarding...
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  • Snow Chain Recommendation for 35/12.5-18 Tires
    Although none of the fit options we offer for the 35/12.5-18 tire size are cables, we do offer several choices of tire chains. The most versatile set we offer for your size is the # TC3831 from Titan Chain. This chain set is designed for use on or off road, and would be an excellent choice for deep snow and icy conditions. I'd also recommend a set of adjusters, part # TCMA2 which will do a great job of keeping the chains tightly in place on your tires.
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  • Recommended Off-Road Rated Tire Chains for 295/70-18 Tires
    I do have some off-road suitable tire chains for 295/70-18 tires but the Glacier Twist Link Snow Tire Chains part # PWH2226SC are not rated for this. The reason for this has to do with the thickness of the chains. Instead, I recommend the Titan Chain Snow Tire Chains for Wide Base Tires part # TC3831 which are much beefier and rated for use both on and off-road.
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