The temperatures between the two sides should be similar. If one side is significantly hotter than the other (that seems to be what you're saying) then there is definitely a problem with one side or the other.
It could be that the "cold" side it not working properly and so the braking load all fell on the other side. (Keep in mind that even ...
Late answer, but there is no good way to do it yourself. You can heat the knuckle and freeze the bearing overnight as some have mentioned, but it is not ideal and only works sometimes and you need access to a heat source.
Do not use a hammer, you will likely damage the bearing. I do all my own work too, but a pressed bearing is one I pay a shop to do.
No, you are not.
Only use correct rims for the vehicle, you can change rim diameter and offset within limits as it change the handling characteristics, but the hole pattern should match properly for safety.
If the wheel is only held on by two studs/nuts then cornering forces can cause them to fail catastrophically or the wheel to fail.
To go from one bolt pattern to another you could in theory use a bolt-on spacer. They look like this:
The spacer has holes where the original studs fit, you use original lug nuts there, then bolt your wheels to the spacers.
The problem with these is they would offset the wheels a good amount away from their normal position, so in a typical car you are ...