The smoke should lead me home on if this is an air leak or "something" else. I'd know a lot faster with telemetry. I'll update this weekend once I smoke test it.I'd not count on a code for everything, as mentioned by Alba the ECU is not really that smart. It probably is more likely to toss a code for things like "no signal", maybe not so much for a signal that is degraded or doesn't stack up entirely to what logic would suggest. Think mid/late 80's EFI programming here.
If you are surely thinking it is a GYTR Turbo kit (ECU/MAP) design error then I'd make a new thread, see if anyone else chimes in to see if they've encountered the same thing (ie. incapable of adjusting to elevation)? If they have not then you would have something isolated and otherwise rare. If they did they just sell the machine, or fix it and how? Make it SS specific if you wish. My bet is that if these kits universally had huge tuning issues at varying elevations that this kit would never have made it through testing, and at worst been pulled off the shelves until when/if the problem was corrected.
As for the standalone, especially on the cheap, that would be nice. But remember that buy once/cry once thing too, lol. Keep in mind I'm not far behind you on the potential struggles, just hoping my setup goes smoother for sure.
I do misuse the buy once cry once saying(or, I don't agree with the way it's often used). I don't mean to say people should always buy Snap-On or anything like that necessarily, but I do mean spending more money trying to be cheap than it would have costed to do it right. Sometimes that is Snap-on tools, but it's more like hammering screws because all you have is a hammer and no screw gun.
I feel like we are hammering screws with these $500 canned tune / $500 fttune + $500 fuel correcting pcv + $500 dash gauges, with no closed-loop, no troubleshooting tools, inflexible, half-assed bandaid riddled systems that might fuel wash the rings at idle if there's an air leak? Or run lean to the moon if the single point of failure 3BAR sensor goes to atmosphere under boost?
Yea, $1100 sounds like "cost" and might be something he sells as an upgrade to be combined with his turbo kit only, and might include him keeping the ECU as a core/etc. There's no reason why a YXZ tuner-ready kit with harness shouldn't be doable for maybe $1k + cost of ecu, compared to the $4300 everyone wants for the Motec YXZ kit that looks like its the base M130, which is available for MSRP $2300, and I guess includes $2000 worth of software and wiring harness.