everyone advertises having them but they don't usually have them stocked. when i did my motor build last summer...i got lucky and grabbed the only set of k1 long rods and wiseco long rod pistons that any of the numerous retailers and distributers i called. there was another member who had pauter rods up for grabs for a fantastic price (so good i almost decided to switch my rods since my engine is out of the car) but im not sure if they sold. good luck though. what bearings did you go with? clevite or acl?
edit: if you have a used block you probably are going to have to do a .020 overbore (well since you already have pistons the cylinders will be bored to their dimensions). for a headgasket i would go with a cometic...they are pretty much the best for our motors. .030 is the stock thickness but you can get them up to .051 for the same price. thicker head gasket lowers your compression a tad.
ok thanks for the offer dmention i ended up ordering a set of pauter rods and arp headstuds plus headbolts. I orderd the stock bearings and the pistons are .20overbore im gonna see what the machine shop has to say about the headgasket.I also gotta order a timing belt and water pump soon. plus passenger and driver side motor mounts.Im also gonna need adapter flanges for my gt2871r turbo im gonna put on but that shouldent matter since im gonna break in the motor with the stock t25 with boost controler soon
g15m-r is the 5spd that came with the 2001-2003 protege. i have a 2000 protege that came with a 1.8 which used f25m-r 5spd which was garbage but did bolt to the 2.0L.
as for headgasket a .020 overbore will use a cometic 84mm head gasket. what compression pistons did you go with? you can use a slightly thicker headgasket(i got a .051 to lower my compression from 8.8 to around 8.6)