Back on topic..... The one thing that I forgot to mention was that while I was cranking at the bottom of the screen in tunerstudio it would say "not cranking" until I let go of the key, then I would see it change to red and say "cranking" for a split second then change back to "not cranking".
I'm not sure if that is typical, or if it's an indication of a problem?
I also just realized that I had forgotten to hook up the vacuum line to the MAP sensor in the ecu. I'm not sure if that would cause a starting problem in any way (i.e. the unit is looking for vacuum while cranking or something)?