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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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Titan Chain tire chains for your 2016 Volkswagen Passat are available from etrailer.com. Installation instructions and reviews for your Volkswagen tire chains. Expert service, and cheapest tire chains price guarantee. etrailer.com carries a complete line of Titan Chain products. Order your Titan Chain Snow Tire Chains - Ladder Pattern - V-Bar Links - 1 Pair part number TC1854 online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Titan Chain Tire Chains - TC1854

  • Titan Chain
  • Tire Chains
  • Drive On and Connect
  • On Road or Off Road
  • Steel V-Bar
  • Deep Snow
  • Ice
  • 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 adjusters (sold separately) are recommended to provide a tight, secure fit
  • Low-carbon steel construction is strong and durable
  • Reusable plastic storage box included


  • Application: 14" - 16" tires (for exact sizes, see below)
  • Link thickness: 0.207" (5.3 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 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

1854 Titan Chain Snow Tire Chains - V Bar Icebreakers - Passenger Cars - One Pair

These chains fit the following tire sizes:

  • 205/65-15
  • 205/65-16
  • 215/60-16
  • 215/65-15
  • 215/65-16
  • 215/70-14
  • 215/70-16
  • 215/75-14
  • 225/55-16
  • 225/60-14
  • 225/60-16
  • 225/65-14
  • 225/70-14
  • 235/60-14

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 - TC1854

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (176 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.

- TC1854

Im very happy with how fast the chains shipped. They fit Perfectly! No more slipping and sliding. I have a pair for my work truck and personal vehicle.

- TC1854

- TC1854

This product has been wonderful. Of equal importance is the fact that the guidance and advice I received was spot on. Jere led me to the correct product that was delivered on time and has performed as represented.

- TC1854

I am very happy with my product. I got my package on time like I paid for. Lots of times I pay for quick delivery and it does not happen. It does here :) I will shop again. Excellent Service

- 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

- TC2828

Review from a similar V-Bar Ladder in Tire Chains

I bought these chains based on etrailer videos and [online] videos of others using the Titan Vbar chains. I can tell you that these chains are super aggressive. They got me through 8” or more of semi melted and tracked up snow. I did struggle with traction on the front end, but didn’t have chains on the front wheels. In my Tacoma, I would say I was pushing the limit with snow depth. Pucker factor was pretty high as culverts we’re waiting for my mistakes. Type and condition of snow means everything. These chains are tiptop. What isn’t tiptop is the website vehicle search. I provide my year, make and model and they said the chains would work. They do not fit my tires. They are too big. That being said, I still made them work. They were super tight. Due yourself the favor and double check your tire size. You will be hard pressed to find a more aggressive chain. Love them!

- 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

I bought a full set of 4 of these chains last year for my Duramax in case I needed them when we go snowmobiling up in the mountains. As luck would have it, I got badly stuck (with snowmobile trailer in tow no less!) in some pretty deep snow because the plows couldnt keep up with the snowfall we were having at the time. I ended up jacking each wheel up, installing the chains underneath of each wheel and the truck literally drove right out of the predicament like nothing. It was such a huge relief to have the chains with us...the tow bill alone would have far exceeded what I paid for the chains, so basically they've already paid for themselves! Very high quality, well packaged and they fit right.

- TC4814

Review from a similar V-Bar Ladder in Tire Chains

Product appears to be very good I haven't had to chain up my pick up yet but they test fitted well with the heavy duty rubber chain adjusters - bought more for chain laws in Colo and to pull LQ horse Trailer out of a bad spot

- TC2819

Review from a similar V-Bar Ladder in Tire Chains

These titan snow chains with the v bars are perfect for any cold weather conditions. I’ve used them on my 2000 Nissan Frontier in deep snow and on dirt mountain roads with steep inclines that were covered with about an inch of ice below 5-6inches of snow. 2 pairs of chains would work better for those types of extreme conditions but 1 pair got me where I needed to be! I’ll be ordering an extra set for sure!

- TC2828

Review from a similar V-Bar Ladder in Tire Chains

etrailer reminds me 1 year later to review. It just shows how much they believe in their products and their service. These are great chains. I bought them because I have used this style before and love how easy they are to put on without climbing under the truck. Last year was a dry winter and I never used them so I cant say anything about these specific chains except they are easy to put on. I practice every winter to make sure I have everything needed. I also bought the tightener, that thing that looks like a big spider, to go with these chains. The two work well together. The chains come in a bag. I dont think it will hold up. My tires are big and these chains are heavy. I will probably get a plastic box to hold the chains since this is expected to be a wet winter and I will be in the mountains more this year.

- TC2828

Review from a similar V-Bar Ladder in Tire Chains

This is a good product. My only issue is that I have a 2019 ranger. On the front wheels, there is not enough clearance for these (or possibly even cables) chains. They have a suspension bar that is about 1/4 in from the tires. So these chains will bind into that space the moment you move. They work well on the rear.

- TC1830

Review from a similar V-Bar Ladder in Tire Chains

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.

- TC3829

Review from a similar V-Bar Ladder in Tire Chains

Great quality chains at a great price! I had to get another set of chains for larger tires, this price was comparable to the price I paid for the 17" tires. I have gone through a foot of snow and over thickly covered icy mountain roads with no slipping. I highly recommend the "V" chains for any icy conditions. I'm good to go, just waiting for the snow!

- TC2828

Review from a similar V-Bar Ladder in Tire Chains

I give 5 stars but haven’t used them yet..I live in San Tan Valley AZ and no snow but I will hunt in the mountains and will have the security of having chains and adjusters.

- TC3827

Review from a similar V-Bar Ladder in Tire Chains

I just installed the V-Bar Chains and tried them out on my icy driveway. Wow, the traction is amazing. I installed these on my 1990 Ingersoll hydrive 4014 lawn tractor. The links are twice as thick as most other chains. Easy installation. Call to order as you will be completely satisfied with the people at etrailer as they are awesome to deal with. I highly recommend etrailer. Thank you

- TC2828

Review from a similar V-Bar Ladder in Tire Chains

Chain appears to be heavy duty and well made for the price but the customer service and ease of dealing with etrailer was the best part.. The storage bag is sewn shut at the factory but a bit of sewing to add a drawstring makes it useful as a carrying bag

- TC3831

Review from a similar V-Bar Ladder in Tire Chains

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.

- TC2828

Review from a similar V-Bar Ladder in Tire Chains

They seemed to work well. I used them to pull my loaded, enclosed, 3 place inline snowmobile trailer up a hill in our yard/driveway that had been icy for a month. They were a little trouble to get on the tire, but once on, they dug right in and easily got the trailer out to the road.

- TC3831

Review from a similar V-Bar Ladder in Tire Chains

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.

- TC2828

Review from a similar V-Bar Ladder in Tire Chains

Awesome chains! Used on my 2017 Nissan Titan XD in 18 inches of snow. These chains grab and grip. Never go stuck even though my skid plate was touching. The snow was soft in some spot and in other really hard and packed and icy. The chains worked awesome in both!!! Definitely a must have

- TCATV9-4

Review from a similar V-Bar Ladder in Tire Chains

Awesome product and even better customer service. Highly recommended. Give it some time and those babies will be around the tires plowing away.

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